(Henderson, Nev.) – The Henderson Police Officers’ Association Charitable Foundation (HPOACF) recently announced they will be the presenting sponsor for the 6th Annual ‘Run for Shelter’ 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, on November 22, 2014 at Cornerstone Park. As the presenting sponsor, they will be donating $5,000 to the non-profit.
Ken Kerby of the HPOACF, says, “We are proud to be giving back to such a praiseworthy charity in our community. Not only does S.A.F.E. House help local victims of domestic violence, the organization has also raised awareness on how to prevent it. This is what makes S.A.F.E. House a crucial organization in our community, and why we have committed to supporting its mission through this sponsorship.”
S.A.F.E. House Executive Director Julie Proctor, says, “If we want to make a difference, we need to join efforts and stand up against domestic violence. The Run for Shelter is one of our largest events, helping to raise funds to assist the over 4,000 victims we serve each year. We are truly grateful for this, as this is the first year we have obtained a presenting sponsor!”
Proceeds from the event will be used for emergency shelter, counseling, and advocacy for local victims who come from violent and abusive homes.
About S.A.F.E. House:
S.A.F.E. House was established in 1994 by a group of community leaders concerned about the needs of battered women and their children. Today, through safe shelter, support, advocacy, counseling and community education, the organization provides a comprehensive approach to working with families to Stop Abuse in the Family Environment. For more information on S.A.F.E. House please visit http://www.safehousenv.org.
Henderson Police Officers’ Association Charitable Foundation:
Founded as a public charity in 2006, the Henderson Police Officers’ Association (HPOACF) is comprised of over 300 fulltime police and corrections officers. The primary objective and purpose of our charitable foundation are to provide educational and charitable outreach support services to youth and adults within the City of Henderson and its over 276,000 residents.