In 2009 we donated our services to help childhood sexual assault survivor, author and speaker Erin Merryn establish her 501(c)(4) non-profit Erin’s Law corporation and produce her current ErinsLaw.org website for no charge. Since then we’ve continued to maintain her website for no charge each month.
Foundation Founder/President J.J. Smith accepted Erin’s invitation to meet her and State Sen. Wayne Shaw for dinner in Oklahoma City in 2015. The next day J.J. accompanied Erin and took care of her baby while she was interviewed at a TV station, testified about Erin’s Law in the State Senate and met with supporters for autographs afterward.
In 2017, Erin asked J.J. to serve on her Erin’s Law Board of Directors, which he was honored to accept.
When she was the speaker at the first annual Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County’s fundraising banquet in April, 2017, we helped publicize the event and purchased a $1,000 corporate sponsorship table. Eight of our volunteers paid to be seated at our table. Prior to her speaking, she sat at our table and we had the opportunity to become much better acquainted. J.J and his wife, Roxana, even took Erin to breakfast the next morning before she flew home to Chicago.
J.J. is currently working with Erin on upgrading her website, developing an email system and improving her social media pages to better support her legislative efforts.