WILLIAMSON - In today’s economy, everyone has felt the effects of rising costs that can quickly cripple a budget. For a local organization that provides a vital service to the public by offering a safe haven for women and their children who are victims of abuse and domestic violence, the escalating prices and the decrease in the amount of federal and state funding they receive has certainly been felt.
The Tug Valley Women’s Shelter is more than a place to stay for victims for have no other options. It is also a place where the emotional and physical healing process begins, thanks to the caring staff members who provide a variety of services to the victims of violence who are struggling to put the past behind them and move on with their lives.
When the Williamson Elk’s Lodge heard that the shelter’s Director, Sherry Hatfield, was asking for cleaning supplies, linens, towels and other items, a meeting was held and Bill Rosen, a well-known business leader and highly respected member of the Lodge, was appointed to purchase what was needed and make the delivery.
Rosen and his wife purchases a trunk full of supplies that included towels, washcloths, cleaning supplies, toiletry items and much more, and met Hatfield at the shelter to deliver the donation, which was very much appreciated.
The Elk’s Lodge is a community minded organization that gives back all year long with events such as scholarship presentations, toy drives, as well as supporting and making donations to area Little League programs and the Tug Valley Arts Council.