Clifton Forge, VA (Sept. 10, 2019) - Members of Clifton Forge Womanâ€™s Club held its September meeting on Monday, September 9 and keeping with this yearâ€™s Theme of â€śCommunityâ€ť, the guest speaker was Ashley Timbrook, Outreach Advocate for Safehome.
The first Safehome location in the Alleghany Highlands Community opened in 1990. Safehome provides 24-hour care to survivors and victims of sexual and domestic abuse. Ms. Timbrook said, â€śWith approximately ten staff members and many volunteers, Safehome offers shelter and counseling services to those who feel hopeless. Our mission of working toward a violence-free community is the heart of everything we do.â€ť
Safehome services are free and confidential and offered to men, women and children.
At the Womanâ€™s Club business meeting, club members approved donations for the following organizations in the community: Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, Alleghany Highlands Christmas Mother, Clifton Forge Food Pantry, Clifton Forge School of the Arts, C&O Historical Society, Eastern Alleghany Christian Ministerial Association, Friends of the Clifton Forge Public Library, Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day, Lisaâ€™s Kitchen, Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation, Main Street Bloom Brigade, Main Street Stars & Stripes Celebration, Mountain View Shoe Fund, Alleghany Humane Society, Whatâ€™s Your Story?, and Alleghany Highlands YMCA. All money raised by Clifton Forge Womanâ€™s Club during the year is donated back into the community.
Hostess for the meeting were, Ann Wright, Joyce Ann Eller, Martha McMullan and Juanita Savage.
|Hostesses for the Clifton Forge Woman's Club September meeting. From left to right: Ann Wright, Juanita Savage, Martha McMullan and Joyce Ann Eller|