Progress on Pepsi Refresh grant continues but YOUR help is still needed!

November 12, 2010

Supporters—great progress has been made in Safe Harbor’s joint effort with a Clemson PR class to win a Pepsi Refresh Grant.  After starting the race ranked #206, our project moved up to #87 in less than one week! Currently our project is ranked #92 and needs to be in the top ten in order to win this $25,000 grant. This is a crucial time for voting—in the middle of the month many other projects will experience lulls in voting after a strong start, so we would greatly appreciate your help in continuing to vote daily and spreading the word about this amazing grant opportunity. The following is a word from a few of our Clemson friends who have been working diligently to promote the project on their campus:

Our personal networks are buzzing with messages about Safe Harbor and links to vote for this project. We have emailed multiple organizations on campus, posted the link to Facebook and Twitter, written blog entries, and encouraged our friends and family to vote daily. Professors and students have responded positively to our efforts and are engaging their networks to vote for Safe Harbor as well. Please continue your hard work in promoting this project—as a community we can make this happen! In addition to voting daily at www.refresheverything.com/StudentsForSafeHarbor, you can also text 103648 to 73774. This is an easy, quick way to cast your vote frequently and no additional fees apply. We are having a lot of fun investing our time and effort into this project, and we’re excited to work with you to help revive Safe Harbor’s shelters!

Keep up the good work,
Laura Davis, Emily White, and Hannah Ross
On behalf of COMM 456, a Clemson PR class

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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