Women’s Resource Center, a local women’s shelter serving Fayette, Raleigh, Nicholas and Summers counties, received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation. In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation awards $20,000 grants to more than 150 domestic violence shelters across the country for a total of $3 million.
Women’s Resource Center will use the grant to continue to provide critical services and programs for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.
“Agencies like ours simply could not operate without the aid of grants like this in combination with federal and state funding and private donations,” said Dee Sizemore, public relations and fundraising development coordinator for the WRC.
“Such monies are essential to Women’s Resource Center continuing to provide vital services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children and to educate and raise public awareness about these issues. Thank you, Mary Kay.”
“The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence,” said Anne Crews, Mary Kay Inc. Vice President of Government Relations and board member for The Mary Kay Foundation.
“Through our grants, we honor and support shelters across the country that are having a profound impact for women and children in their communities. Since 2000, we have granted $31 million to help domestic violence shelters meet their critical needs and support their ongoing community efforts.”
The Women’s Resource Center is a private, non-profit agency providing a variety of free, confidential services for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas and Summers counties in West Virginia. To learn more, visit wrcwv.org or call 304-255-2559.