“Partying with a Purpose” at the 20th Annual GNO

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More than 1,400 women came together in Charleston August 25 to party with a purpose. While the ladies were having fun, they were also raising awareness and funds to fight domestic abuse. 

This year’s event was held at the Charleston Civic Center. Organizers estimate more than $150,000 was raised.

“Everyone is here because they want to help the cause,” said Committee Chair Dr. Jacqueline Stump. “They want to put an end to domestic violence.” 

All of the money raised goes to the YWCA of Charleston Resolve Family Abuse Program. They provide shelter, safety, and essential support services to victims and their children. 

“As women look out and there are over one thousand people in the room, I want them to realize that the YWCA serviced that many people — over one thousand people — last year alone,” said Committee Chair Amanda Easter. 

For those who might be a victim there are local resources to help.

If you need to speak with someone immediately or need help making a plan to leave an abusive situation, call the domestic abuse crisis hotline at: 1-800-799-SAFE.

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