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'Girls Night Out' event raises money for Charleston's YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program

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The annual 'Girls Night Out' event took flight at Yeager Airport's Executive Air terminal. The theme for this year's "party with a purpose" was "Come Fly with Me".

The charity benefit raises money to help the YWCA's Resolve Family Abuse Program.

The program provides critical services to victims of domestic violence in Kanawha, Boone and Clay counties. The goal this year was to raise $200,000 for the cause. A domestic violence survivor shared her story with the crowd. Debby Weinstein, the executive director of the Charleston YWCA said it's a reminder that the night of fun is all about life and death for many women and families. "We know that lives have been saved because of victims having access to this program and support through fundraisers like Girls Night Out."

The evening also included a VIP Lounge, silent auction, live auction, music and food. Earlier in the day, a company called Crestwood Midstream Partners, sponsored a day of pampering for domestic violence survivors. The women were treated to pedicures, manicures, facials and a day at Spa Bliss. Miranda Jones, Vice President at Crestwood Mistream Partners, said that the company got involved with the YWCA's Resolve Family Abuse Program because an employee encouraged the move. They also provided tickets for women to attend Girls Night Out.

In the past decade 'Girls Hundreds of people turned out on Thursday for a night of fun and socializing in Charleston. Night Out' has raised more than $1 million for the program.