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Letter to Editor – February 2012

February 1, 2012 Dear Editor, After two months and over $100,000 in restoration, SAFE Shelter is finally open again, following a flood in November. Shelter residents, who had been housed in a local hotel, were brought back to the shelter on January 23. SAFE Shelter is this area’s only shelter dedicated...

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Letter to Editor – December 2011

December 12, 2011 Dear Editor, Three weeks ago, SAFE Shelter was forced to close its doors for the first time in 31 years. A broken sprinkler in an upstairs bedroom flooded the shelter, requiring us to find alternative housing for our 45 residents and their children. However, despite this temporary...

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Letter to Editor – November 2011

November 23, 2011 Dear Editor, On Saturday, Nov. 18, approximately 1,500 gallons of water from a broken sprinkler in an upstairs bedroom flooded SAFE Shelter. As a 16 year veteran in the field of domestic violence, I am used to handling crisis, but nothing prepared me for something like...

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Letter to Editor – October 2011

October 3, 2011 Dear Editor, Sitting at my desk here at SAFE Shelter, I can look out into the parking lot and see our families, running to meet the school bus, getting in cars for jobs or job interviews. And I can’t help but think that everyone out there...

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Letter to Editor – August 2011

August 29, 2011 Help available for victims of abuse I was very disappointed with your Aug. 28 article, “Troubled Port Wentworth Marriage Ends in Murder.” It is a horrible tragedy that Nancy Sanders lost her life at the hands of the man she married and trusted. I think your reporter could...

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Letter to Editor – May 2011

May 2, 2011 Dear Editor, Mothers Day is Sunday. Already flower arrangements are being ordered and shopping has begun for that special gift. After the tributes at church, it’s usually home to Sunday dinner or out to mom’s favorite restaurant. All mothers should be honored for the love and support...

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Letter to Editor – October 2009

October 2, 2009 Dear Editor, I spent the morning earlier this week tying purple ribbons around the trees in Forsyth Park. SAFE Shelter has been doing this in October for the past 10 years in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s our hope that the images of purple ribbons remind the...

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Letter to Editor – October 2008

October 1, 2008 Dear Editor; On behalf of the staff, clients and Board of Directors of SAFE Shelter, I want to thank the community for helping us make our Sept. 21 fundraiser, a Red Hot Evening with Paula Deen and Friends, a tremendous success! This was our first major fundraiser in several...

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Letter to Editor September 2008

September 29, 2008 Dear Editor; It saddens me to no end that the City of Savannah has chosen The Savannah Morning News as its method of communication with shelters threatened with the loss of funds. As Executive Director of SAFE Shelter, the last notice I received from the city was...

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Letter to Editor – January 2008

January 14, 2008 Dear Editor; As a non-profit agency, SAFE Shelter struggles all year to provide temporary emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children. Our shoestring budget does not allow any extras, so when Christmas rolls around, we have to turn to the community for help. This year when we...

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