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.