Many Thanks to the Chickasaw Point Women's Club

June 10, 2013

photo of gift bags and auction items on a table

On Saturday night, June 1st,  the Chickasaw Point Women’s Club hosted a community social and talent auction. All proceeds were for the benefit of the Oconee County Safe Harbor shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. The turn-out for the event was awesome, and the generosity of the bidders was touching.  The group raised $5100.00 for Safe Harbor by donating their talents and services. The talents ranged from hosting gourmet dinners in Chickasaw homes, sunset cruises, low country boils, local artist artwork, paddle and sail board lessons, a great dental package from our local dentist, “Cookie of the Month” for a year, handy woman cleaning or painting services, creative party baskets, to hand crafted treasures. The Red Door and The Healthy Olive on Ram Cat Alley, The Corner Liquor Store, and  Bracopa also made donations for the gift baskets. Thank you to all of our Chickasaw friends and local businesses and to our auctioneers, Gene Blair and David Hageman, for a successful and fun event!

 

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused...

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different. My husband pushed me, but most of my suffering was verbal and psychological. I left my husband to protect our young daughter. Almost immediately I felt the weight of his oppression begin to lift. I could see a difference in my daughter as well. Then he broke into my home and assaulted me in-front of her.

I sought help and was led to Safe Harbor. My daughter and I are in counseling now. I am sorting out the mess that abuse has caused. I am finding my voice and seeking opportunities to grow and better my life as well as my daughter's. She will gauge her self-worth from my own self-worth. I must show her that she deserves the best, by expecting the best for myself.

Many years I suffered in silence. By telling my story and being honest with friends and family, I am taking control of my life again.”

- Beth

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