Kathy and Dick Newcomb

The Newcomb Family
is supporting
Proud to be part of a powerful voice against Human Trafficking

Angela and Kristin Robb, Owners

Friends We Can Count On

Keith Moneymaker and Sue Keenan

Ken Squires

Sam Thomas

Scott Grote

Jason Tanner

The Country Club of North Carolina

Kathleen Causey
and Family

NEWC Contracting, Kirk Newcomb

Women meeting needs within our community

Pinehurst Resort - Where Golf's History Meets Southern Soul

God Bless America

Dr. Mike and Danielle Dobre

David and Beverly Kozak

A heart to help the hurting in our community

Your Village of Pinehurst Golf Vacation Begins Here

Jo Geanes

DeLette Spain, Landscape Designer

Mary Ann Gerney, Owner

April Collins, Program Director

Maren Burchette, Owner

Aaron and Shelly Cooper, Owners

Brooke and Jesse Autry, Owners

Botanical Garden Club

Sondra Lundgren, Mary Kay Consultant

Wendy Huggins, Owner

Roxane Whitfield

Nature's Floor Artistry-Tom DiMartino

Cameron and Betty Dew

Bernie and Avis Hazelton

First in the nation to be awarded four U.S. Women’s Open Championships.

Dr. Barry and Penny Kavanaugh

Mary Hilgenberg, Photographer

Dr. Ray Lupkas

A Med Spa Like No Other


Aberdeen Coca Cola - Tony Carlisle

Giff Fisher, Owner

Fill the City With Jesus

First Baptist Church, Vass

Consultant and Trainer for Office of Trafficking in Persons


Kiricka Yarbough Smith is a premier advocate and leader of anti-human trafficking efforts in North Carolina. Her wealth of experience, influence, and connections have been instrumental in improving advocacy and restoration services for survivors. Trained as a social worker, Kiricka addresses human trafficking (HT), child abuse, and domestic violence through an intersectional framework with issues including mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and sexual violence.  She has over 20 years of combined experience working in these areas. Some of her many positions and accomplishments include:

As a consultant and trainer for the Office of Trafficking in Persons, Kiricka focuses on finding ways to ensure that all survivors have equitable access to services. She also serves as a consultant for the Office for Victims of Crime at the U.S. Department of Justice assisting communities in building their capacity to serve victims of crime.  

 For eight years, Kiricka served as the Director of HT Programs (DHTP). During her tenure, she was also the Family Violence Prevention Act Coordinator. She developed and implemented several successful advocacy programs to enact policy changes on a statewide and community level. Her efforts improved access to services for individuals, especially youth, who have experienced interpersonal and gender-based violence. 

 In 2017, Kiricka established the NC Community Advocates Advisory Committee (NC CAAC). This is an interagency committee that works toward ensuring all survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking have access to appropriate and culturally specific services that meet their individual needs.

 Kiricka initiated the LEAD (Leading, Empowering, Advising and Developing) program for rural communities in NC. This program connects youth and families in marginalized and low-income communities to local resources and services. It also promotes career exploration and community engagement. Since its inception, over 155 participants have benefitted from these services.

 Kiricka has co-authored several publications, including a journal article, “How Anti-Sex Trafficking Efforts Should Align with Criminal Justice Reform” with the HT Institute. This addresses how sex trafficking has disproportionately harmed black women and girls. 

 Kiricka served as the HT Program Manager for the NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault, (NCCASA) implementing various advocacy programs focused on supporting marginalized communities. Kiricka also assisted as an Investigator for Project No Rest through UNC-Chapel Hill, which was a statewide effort to increase awareness and prevention around human trafficking and identify how it affects children in the child welfare system. 

 As one of the founding members of the NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NCCAHT), Kiricka also served as the Chairperson of the Executive Committee from 2014-2019. As a 2021 HT Leadership Academy Fellow for the National HT Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC), she also helped develop recommendations to address institutional inequities and barriers to accessing services for survivors of human trafficking and communities of color. 

Musician and Auctioneer

In addition to being a gifted musician, Scott can add warmth to any setting with his jovial personality and great sense of humor. Performing with groups in the plains of South Dakota, Scott has been playing his guitar and blessing many with his musical talents for about 45 years. He has opened for major acts on festival stages, as well as doing small intimate rooms at coffee houses and art centers. As a significant supporter and musician in the Sandhills, he has performed for many audiences and organizations. Those in Moore County and Changing Destinies are very blessed to have Scott joining us.


Sam’s earliest remembrance of music was when he was 5 years old and sang in a quartet in church. He always sang in a church choir and had a vocal scholarship singing in college with an ensemble. Music always led him into his career in engineering and installation of electronic systems, with music and sound systems being his favorite. His aspirations were to sing and entertain, but raising a family and building a business came first. Eventually, he came back to music and has been playing and singing ever since. His Mantra is “MUSIC MOVES ME”. We’re delighted to have Sam joining us as he performs with Scott, our Master of Ceremony. 

Pastor and Worship Leader

I’m a lover & disciple of Yeshua (King Jesus)…a husband to my amazing wife, Megan…a father to 3 beautiful children (Sawyer, Amos & Jehu)…and a pastor w/ New Covenant Fellowship in Carthage, NC…  My goal in life is to love the LORD with all my heart, soul & strength & love others as myself. Music is a gift & a passion which I strive to use in bringing light to the darkness, freedom to the captive, and healing to the brokenhearted. JESUS has rescued me & set me free & now I live to see others rescued & set free in HIS Name also! ‘Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before You.’ -Psalm 89:14

Owner of Some Beach Music, DJ

We are extremely fortunate to have Ken providing our dance music throughout the evening.

April Collins, Program Director

Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra – Strings – led by April Collins – Several years ago, Moore County elementary schools lost their Junior Orchestra program due to statewide budget cuts. Through private funding, the program was relaunched serving children grades three through twelve. The Carolina Philharmonic Junior Orchestra (CPJO) now provides exciting performing opportunities for young musicians in Moore County, NC. We are excited to have these young musicians performing soft music during the dinner hour. 

Ms. North Carolina of North America 2022

Lara Beth is a licensed occupational therapist and certified nature and forest therapy guide. An eleventh-generation North Carolinian, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Named Ms. North Carolina North America in 2022, she is a forest therapy guide, entrepreneur, speaker, and advocate for the healing and wellness benefits of spending time mindfully immersed in nature.

Thank you to our auction donors for sharing your incredible gifts, talents, and treasures with our guests

We are so thankful for the wonderful local restaurants that donated either "Buy One, Get One" or gift certificates for our Yummy Raffle. We will have seven different buckets (raffles) with a minimum of 18 different restaurant offerings in each bucket. Be sure to get your tickets at the Disco Sneakers Benefit!

Brooke Autry, owner of Joyful Creations and CDM's Survivor Advocate, has generously donated these beautiful wood burned items as door prizes for our raffle.

THANK YOU to all of CDM's volunteers who worked so hard to make this evening very special.

On behalf of CDM's Board of Directors and volunteers, we are so looking forward to spending an evening with you as we cast our vision for the future opening of Rachel's Refuge, Moore County's faith-based solution for the healing, restoration, transformation, and reintegration of sex-trafficked women.

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