2nd Annual Cotton Clifton Crawfish Boil raises $2K for WRAP


JACKSON, Tenn.—A taste of Cajun Louisiana made its way to the Hub City this weekend to help one local non-profit.

13226733_281187755551678_4526569701740010233_nHundreds gathered in West Jackson Sunday afternoon for the second annual Cotton Clifton Crawfish Boil Benefit in memory of one local woman, Virginia Dorris, who lost her life due to domestic violence.

“I had already had my sights on doing a crawfish boil and once that happened I said we need to do something in memory of her and I couldn’t think of a better organization to give the proceeds to then WRAP,” Cotton Clifton said.

Wo/men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program or WRAP is a local non-profit helping around 2,000 men, women, and children in 16 different counties.

“At WRAP we serve domestic and sexual violence survivors, so we are the only agency in West Tennessee that provides services to both,” Tammy Garrett with WRAP said.

Clifton organized the benefit, and said he chose to help WRAP because they helped his family when they need it.

“They helped my mother out, and by helping my mother out they helped me out. She was in kind of a bad situation and she and moved up here from Louisiana they helped my mother out a lot,” he said.

“It just fills my heart, it does, it really does, because there is so many people out there who need our help, and there is so many people out there who don’t know about us,” Garrett said.

Clifton said they raised more than $2,000 for WRAP this weekend.

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