Harbor House Domestic Violence Center, Stone County’s only shelter for battered women and their children, has received a generous donation from Vino Cellars at the Lake. Vino Cellars owners Matt and Steph Bekebrede, of Kimberling City, Missouri, chose Harbor House as the recipient of their annual fundraising event.
Bacchus Summer Fest, a wine-tasting celebration designed to help local charities, raised in excess of $650 for the Domestic Violence Center. More than 50 guests enjoyed a sample of 25 different wines. Many traveled from Springfield, Missouri, and beyond to show their support of Harbor House. Each guest received a complimentary Riedel wine glass.
“We are very grateful for the kindness our community has shown,” says Vicki Trump, the Domestic Violence Center’s Executive Director. “Generous gifts, such as the one from Vino Cellars, allow us to make an even greater difference in the lives of the abused.”
Harbor House Domestic Violence Center was created in 1985 when Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake, the program’s founder, recognized a rise in domestic violence and a need for victim services. “Domestic violence is a crime,” says Trump. “We encourage every woman who feels she is in danger to call our 24-hour hotline at 1.877. 507.7233.” Harbor House provided refuge for nearly 200 women and children last year alone.