Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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February 20, 2014

Safe Harbor to present Cornerstone Awards at annual luncheon

ASHLAND — Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky will have its third annual 1,000 Women (and Men) fundraising campaign luncheon at noon March 18 at the Bellefonte Country Club.

 The domestic violence shelter and outreach facility also will present its annual Cornerstone Awards during the luncheon, said Ann Perkins, Safe Harbor executive director.  The awards honor individuals who have been instrumental in the organization’s growth during the past 30 years.

 The 2014 honorees include Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear, Mary Witten Wiseman and The Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Dan Huffman and The Woodlands Foundation, Margaret Adkins and Holly Wiedemann and AU Associates of Lexington.

 “Safe Harbor is thrilled to have the opportunity to thank community partners and individuals who have played pivotal roles in helping us meet the needs of our community,” Perkins said. “We can’t do our job and supply much-needed services without key partners through the Cornerstone/1,000 Women (and Men) campaign.”

 The fund-raising effort began three years ago to help underwrite costs of renovating and expanding Safe Harbor’s Emergency Shelter.  Work on the project began last summer and is anticipated to be complete by late spring.

 Among the improvements at the shelter are an elevator, building-wide sprinkler system, new security system, new heating/cooling systems, new plumbing and wiring, expanded individual and group counseling rooms, expanded client intake areas, new flooring and the addition of 20 beds. When completed, the Emergency Shelter will have a total capacity of 64 beds. A new kitchen/cafeteria area and children’s areas also are part of the overall project.

 Safe Harbor serves domestic violence victims across the FIVCO area of Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence counties.  Over the past few years, Safe Harbor has consistently housed more than double the number of women and children compared to previous years. During the past three decades, Safe Harbor has provided a safe haven for more than 15,000 women, children and men.

 The 1,000 Women (and Men) Campaign asks residents to make a financial pledge to help complete renovation work and furnish the renovated structure.  Pledges may be in the form of a one-time gift or may be spread out over a period of years, Mrs. Perkins said.

 Tickets for the luncheon are $45 each.  Sponsorship levels for the luncheon are Gold level/$1,000, Silver level/$750 and Bronze level/$500.  In addition to a reserved table for eight at the luncheon, sponsors will receive additional recognition at the luncheon as well as on Safe Harbor’s Donor Wall in the community room in Harbor Hill.

For more information about the fundraising campaign or luncheon, call Mary Hill at (606) 329-9304 or email her at mary@safeharborky.org.  Pledges and contributions may also be mailed to Mary Hill, c/o Safe Harbor, P.O. Box 2163, Ashland, KY 41105.

 

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