The Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter was pleased to receive a check, in the sum of $1,450, from the American Legion Post 166 of Alliance. Commander and Post Adjutant of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 166, Ted Pase organized a ticket raffle. The members of the post and staff of the shelter were able to sell over 600 tickets. The check to the shelter was a percentage from the sale of raffle tickets for two handguns.
“We believe this community organization understands the need for a domestic violence shelter in our area,” said Executive Director Kim Stanley. “The money will be used to continue our programming for the Alliance area and beyond.”
“I truly believe that no one should live in fear for their lives,” said Commander Ted Pase. “Men, women and children are put into these dangerous situations and must be made aware of the resources available.”
The two handguns raffled in the sale were a Glock 19 9mm and a Sig Saur 320c. Each handgun also included a box of ammo that was given to the winner with the handgun. Those who purchased the tickets and the winners of the sale had to be 21 years of age. The winners were made aware that they must comply with all gun ownership laws including a background investigation into their record. Runzo’s Outdoor Sports provided the handguns and conducted the background investigations. The raffle tickets were sold to members of the public for $5 per ticket or five tickets for $20.
“The board and myself believe in background investigations and safe gun practices,” said Stanley. “We believe that the experienced staff at Runzo’s Outdoor Sports conducted the investigations with professionalism and that safety was the top priority. The American Legion Post 166 helped to support our shelter through this raffle and we are grateful.”
The winners of the raffle ticket sale were Mr. Tom LaVogue and Ms. Bonnie McDole.
The Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter (A.A.D.V.S) empowers and assists survivors of verbal, emotional, financial, sexual, and physical abuse by providing education, resources, emergency shelter and transitional support services. The shelter has operated in the Carnation City since 1979. The shelter can be contacted by calling (330) 823-7223 and donations can be sent to P.O. Box 3622 Alliance, Ohio 44601.