Hardee County Women’s Shelter Supported by PRECO Foundation | Events
Wauchula, Fla. — Hannah’s House, a Wauchula-based center for women and children affected by domestic violence, recently received $8,000 from Peace River Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation to purchase furniture for its newly-constructed apartment complex.
The 17-unit apartments provide a safe haven for families while helping them to reestablish themselves through counseling, educational activities and vocational training. Hannah’s House is counting on local community partners to provide the funding needed to furnish the entire complex.
The center is dedicated to working with community agencies to assist residents in Hardee County and surrounding areas, who are experiencing the hardship of domestic violence and homelessness. Along with shelter, Hannah’s House provides food, medical assistance, clothing and transportation to gain employment or a higher education.
Operation Round Up is a program made possible by the generosity and compassion of Peace River Electric Cooperative’s member-consumers. Funds are raised for local worthy individuals and charitable organizations by ‘rounding up’ monthly energy bills, on a voluntary basis, to the next dollar. The foundation considers grant applications from individuals and organizations in six needs areas: food, shelter, medical, clothing, and the environment.
Photo: Julian “Tip” Tharp, Operation Round Up board president shares grant check to provide furnishings for domestic violence shelter with Lorraine Gillispie, Hannah’s House executive director.
Release courtesy of Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc.