Artist's rendition of proposed shelter
Our November 16 breakfast will feature speakers on domestic violence.
Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw will speak on the high rate of domestic violence in Oconee and the problems faced by the police confronting it. Amanda Callahan, Safe Harbor representative, will address the causes of domestic violence and how people learn to use it against others in the family.
As you may know, Safe Harbor is currently fundraising for the construction and operation of a 24/7 emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children in Oconee County. It has raised $742,532 towards that effort. The $990,000 campaign goal will cover the cost of a new facility in Seneca, as well as three years of operations and project expenses.
At our Nov. 5 OCDP business meeting, county executive committee members approved a $500 donation to Safe Harbor. We are issuing a challenge to all members to match this amount.
Nearly half of Oconee County residents know someone who has been affected by abuse. 56% of these victims did not receive help.
Be a part of the solution to change these statistics. Join us.
Please write a check to "Safe Harbor" in whatever amount you are able.
(If you have a memo line on your check, you may add "For Oconee Shelter.")
Then, mail it to OCDP, PO Box 123, Seneca, SC 29679.
Or better yet, bring your check to the breakfast meeting so you can hear our two speakers who are committed to lifting this burden of violence from Oconee families.
We will bundle the checks together to give to Safe Harbor at our breakfast.
Be there as we work together to support this critical effort.
OCDP Breakfast Meeting
November 16, 9 am
Oconee Medical Center, Rooms 3-4
Hwy 123, Seneca
Directions: Enter the hospital tower through the doors that face Highway 123 - Do not use an emergency entrance. In the lobby, there are elevators and stairs ... take either one to next level. Go through the hallway doors at end. Meeting rooms 3 - 4 are on the left hand side.