Zonta of East Lansing delivering 23 baskets of food and supplies for SafeCenter clients. Pictured are Zontians (in no particular order): Brenda Sternquist, Cheryl Hall, Jessica Ash, Heather Gilkey, Linda Triemer, Zey Ustunol, Mieke Weissert, Melinda Frame, Miranda Cook, Cathy Zell, Judy Nash, Dawn Pysarchik and SafeCenter Executive Director Tonya Avery.

American Legion RiderS Post #57 delivering the SafeCenter Shelter Thanksgiving Dinner. Pictured are (in no particular order): Randy Gengler (President), Mike Smith (Road Captain), DeeDee Gengler, Crystal Smith, Hayley Smith, Denise Hagerty, Larry Hagerty, Tom Nordhof and Jon Wier. (Courtesy Photos)

Zonta of East Lansing Area, Redeemer United Methodist Church of Dewitt and the American Legion Riders Post #57 of Owosso provided Thanksgiving to the families served by SafeCenter. The Zonta Club of East Lansing Area provided Thanksgiving baskets to stock 23 SafeCenter transitional housing families pantries, Redeemer United Methodist Church of Dewitt provided over 30 meals for transitional and non-residential clients and The American Legion Riders provided the fixings for the Thanksgiving meal for SafeCenter’s emergency shelter. “As the nation celebrates the Thanksgiving Holiday, SafeCenter has much to be thankful for with all the generous community support provided to the survivors we serve,” shared Executive Director, Tonya Avery. SafeCenter is a nonprofit agency whose vision is for all individuals to experience the right to be free from violence. Their mission is to build comprehensive and sustainable community strategies to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Clinton and Shiawassee Counties. For more information regarding services, contact SafeCenter at (877) 952-7283 or via email at safecenter@thesafecenter.org.

Local Community Groups Provide Thanksgiving to Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence was last modified: December 2nd, 2015 by Karen Elford