07/25/13 The Heminger House Shelter for Domestic Violence in Plymouth has many heroines behind their service. Just a week ago, they sadly lost one of their most dedicated volunteers and donors, JoAnn Isban Isban supported the shelter in every aspect and was always dropping off gifts and practical items for the families. Many of the staff felt as though they have lost a close friend with her recent death.
Earlier this year, Mary Ann Norris, one of the friendliest volunteers at the shelter passed away.
The shelter have many unnamed heroes, one local family that paid the rent for a victim for 6 months, while she waited to get her own home. Another woman pays the testing fees each time a resident of the Heminger House takes her GED test. Still others are on call around-the-clock, ready to transport families to bus or train stations so they can relocate to a safer area.
The Heminger House has an urgent request. They are at a tough point in the year, the fiscal year has just started but their operating grant has not yet been received. They are also experiencing cuts with many state and federal funding organizations.
Annie Wojcik, Executive Director of the Heminger House explained that the shelter is strictly a not-for-profit organization and relays on their yearly funding, community support and private donations. She said, “We help an average of twelve families a month.”
Please consider being a hero and make a donation to the Heminger House Shelter which serves domestically abused women and their children in Marshall County. At this point, financial assistance would be the most beneficial to the shelter. You can mail your donation to P.O. Box 4 in Plymouth, IN 46563 or you can call the shelter for more information. 936-SAFE (7233)