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VFW Post 1036 Presents Check to Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter (A.A.D.V.S.)

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Alliance, Ohio (10/30/2015) – The Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter was pleased to receive a check, in the sum of $2,000, from the Corporal Francis Williams Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1036 of Alliance. Post Commander, Wayne Rinehart (Left) and Quartermaster, Aaron Arbogast (Right) presented the check to Executive Director Kimberly Stanley (Center) at their State Street headquarters.

“This community organization sees the need for a domestic violence shelter in the Carnation City,” said Executive Director Kimberly Stanley. “We are grateful to receive this generous donation. The money will continue services for those who need us most.”

“I read the database everyday and see all of the cases of domestic violence,” said Post Commander Wayne Rinehart. “That’s what led us to donating to the shelter. We know the victims need the help.”

The funds for the donation were raised through ticket sales. The members of VFW Post 1036 purchased tickets to contribute towards non-profits that service the Alliance community. After funds are received, a committee of VFW members decides how the money will be spent.

“I think this is a really good cause. I encourage others to step up and contribute, too,” said Quartermaster Aaron Arbogast.

The Corporal Francis Williams Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1036 operates at 1036 East State Street in Alliance. The post can be reached by calling (330) 821-2999 and their meeting time is 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. The VFW Halloween Party will be held on October 31st, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the post. There is no cost of admission to this event.

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.

 

American Legion Post 166 Presents Check to Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter (A.A.D.V.S.)

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Kim Stanley and Ted Pase

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.

 

3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ® 2015

Mwamark your calendars for Thursday, October 1st!  We will be hosting our 3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ® which is sponsored by Farmers National Bank, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Rotary Club of Alliance. Did you know that 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime? That every TWO minutes someone is sexually assaulted? Domestic and sexual violence does not just affect women. It affects the men who care about them, their families, their friends, their coworkers, and their communities. Get your heels on!

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  • What: It’s a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event – a one mile walk where we want everyone – men, women, children to walk a mile to support survivors in our community. 
  • We are asking MEN to walk in women’s shoes! (Bring your own if you can – we will have some shoes on hand the day of the event in varying sizes.)
  • When: Thursday, October 1, 2015. Registration is from 5 – 6. The walk will begin at 6. 
  • Where: University of Mount Union – the parking lot on the corner of State and Rockhill. (Near the UMU Football Field, across from Enterprise, Doug’s, etc.)
  • Who: You! This event is open to everyone! Walk as an individual or as part of a team, raising funds to support your walk.