Hi everyone! We are a group of junior and senior girls from Buhler High School who are trying to make a difference in the lives of others. For our Research and Writing in Focus class we chose the topic of domestic violence and ultimately came together for our “Passion Project” to help the BrightHouse shelter provide a more comforting environment for families struggling in the aftermath of domestic abuse.
Domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness for women and their children. Fortunately, the BrightHouse shelter is a free safe house with the capability to house up to 24 women and children escaping domestic violence. While some may only require the safety of the shelter for a few days, in other cases it may be necessary for the women to stay for periods as long as an entire year. Oftentimes, victims are forced to escape their abusive situations quickly and come to the shelter without any of their belongings, and while the six bedroom home is clean and warm, the bedrooms are in need of updating.
We believe that creating modern, comfortable rooms is just one step toward empowering the women to break the chains of abuse as they work toward brighter futures. Therefore, our goal is to raise enough to remodel each of the bedrooms in the safe house. With an estimated cost of $500 for each room renovation, our final goal would be $3,000 to cover all six bedrooms. It would be such a blessing to get those funds and be able redo each room!!
To hear more about our project and what you can do to help, please plan to come to any of the three services on this Sunday, March 10.
-Libby Schultz, Maggie Epp, Maggie McLean, Bailey Harner, Lacie Branscom
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