Letter to the Editor

Group needs help to raise shelter funds

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Carroll County has no abused shelter for women and children.

According to the Carroll County coordinator for battered women's cases, Carroll County has no safe house for abused women and children.

Wildflowers Christian Chapel, an all-volunteer ministry that has never in 18 years had a payroll, has been fundraising to purchase property for SAFE HAVEN, a Carroll County shelter for abused women and children.

Currently $24,923.00 has been raised for the Safe Haven Safe House. As soon as Wildflowers can raise another $297,000 they will be able to pay off the mortgage on the planned shelter properties and take possession. This will also provide $30,000 start-up operating funds. Shelter volunteers are available to get the shelter open and fully operational within a month or two after taking possession.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Carroll County to finally have its own shelter for abused women and children. Please send your donation to the Wildflowers Chapel Safe House Fund, 6789 Highway 62 West, Eureka Springs AR, 72632, or call Bill Grissom at 479-253-5108.

-- BILL GRISSOM

Administrator

Wildflowers Ministries

Eureka Springs