Women's Shelter Receives Donation - KFYRTV.COM - Bismarck, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Women's Shelter Receives Donation

Posted: Updated:

Statistics indicate that one in every three women in the U.S. experience some form of abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And in light of the occasion, the Mary Kay Foundation has donated $20,000 to Pam's House, an emergency center run by the Abused Adult Resource Center in Bismarck.

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, one in every three women is a victim of domestic abuse, and the number grows annually. Programs like the Mary Kay Foundation help fund victim relief centers throughout the U.S.

"We have a conviction that we can stop and we can lessen domestic violence in this community. And it's kind of a message to say that we're not going to tolerate domestic violence and sexual assault in our community," says bused Adult Resource Center executive director Diane Zainhofsky.

The Foundation gave the Abused Adult Resource Center $20,000 for Pam's House. Last year, Pam's House provided safety for more than 150 abused women and children.

"I think that's really wonderful because I know there's a lot of people out there that they had to turn away because they didn't have the resources to help. And I think this is a wise program, a wise organization to invest money," says one AARC advocate.

The Foundation has granted more than $34 million to domestic violence organizations across the nation.

"It was really emotional when we go the check. It's just nice to know that people support us in what we're doing and that means a range of different things and one of those things is financially," says AARC special events coordinator Katie Oliver.

This year the foundation has helped more than 150 shelters, at least one shelter in every state.

The Abused Adult Resource Center has volunteers who are directors and consultants of the Mary Kay Foundation.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Water Levels Rise Near Rice Lake

    Water Levels Rise Near Rice Lake

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:42:16 GMT
    While some may be thrilled with warmer temperatures, for the residents that live at Rice Lake, that warm up is scary. Sarahbeth Ackerman tells us why tonight.
    While some may be thrilled with warmer temperatures, for the residents that live at Rice Lake, that warm up is scary.
  • Clean-Up Day Approaches

    Clean-Up Day Approaches

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:22:27 GMT
    The annual Clean-Up Williston Day is quickly approaching. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. at the Aafedt stadium parking lot. Chairman of the event, Dan Manjack is expecting another
    The annual Clean-Up Williston Day is quickly approaching.
  • Peacock Alley Owner Opens New Restaurant

    Peacock Alley Owner Opens New Restaurant

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:19:24 GMT
    The owners of a downtown restaurant are spreading their business philosophy north. Dale and Melodie Zimmerman have owned Peacock Alley for four years, and say they focus on preserving historic parts of
    The owners of a downtown restaurant are spreading their business philosophy north.
  • TOOLBOX

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFYR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.