Boys & Girls Club of El Paso facing financial crisis

EL PASO, TEXAS - The Boys & Girls Club of El Paso is facing a financial crisis, according to the organization's current Board Member Rod Ramirez.

Up until September, mayoral candidate David Saucedo was the board chairman for the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso, but  stepped down in October.

Eight weeks later, The Boys & Girls Club of El Paso says making payroll is a struggle.

The organization's Chief Financial Officer Debrah Rosburg tells NewsChannel9 she was let go two weeks ago for financial reasons and on Monday, Dr. Joseph Villescas, CEO, was let go.

The Boys and Girls Club operates four different locations servicing 1,400 kids.

In a statement by Ramirez., the board is "going in a different direction." Ramirez says the board's aware of the short-term cash flow and working to quickly fix the problems.

Ramirez says parents should not worry. The clubs will be open Tuesday and then there is a regularly scheduled break for the holidays that starts Wednesday.

He says no club closures are expected beyond the break.
 


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