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Soroptimists donate to local groups

By KIRK BOXLEITNER
Marysville Globe Reporter
March 27, 2013 · 10:05 AM
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From left, Marysville Soroptimist member Lynn Ness presents $1,500 to Vicci Hilty of Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, while fellow Marysville Soroptimist member Maxine Dawson presents $1,000 to Kinder Smoots and Katterin Green of Eagle Wings Ministries. / Courtesy Photo

MARYSVILLE — Members of the Marysville chapter of Soroptimist International recently donated $1,500 to Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, as part of both groups’ focus on improving the lives of women.

“As the only confidential domestic violence shelter in Snohomish County, one can only imagine the number of people we work with each day as they struggle with the senselessness of domestic abuse,” said Vicci Hilty, executive director of Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, who received the monies from Marysville Soroptimist members Lynn Ness and Maxine Dawson. “The money these incredible Soroptimist women work so very hard for, and donate to us, is used to help victims of domestic violence and their precious children throughout Snohomish County.”

Hilty cited DVS’s emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, legal advocacy, transitional housing, support groups and teen dating education as among the many resources that the organization provides to the community.

“We stay honored to have the support of the Marysville Soroptimists,” Hilty said. “They truly are dedicated women working toward a mission of helping those in need. Their support and love for our agency over the years runs deep. I know them as a group of caring women, and many as individuals dedicated to the cause. They truly are like sisters to us at DVS. They exemplify our belief that, together, the violence can end.”

Marysville Soroptimists also donated $1,000 to Eagle Wings Ministries.

 

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