Two Houses United Takes Donations August 24
August 15, 2013 by SoWal Staff
Two charitable organizations are joining forces to bring in supplies for the people they serve - Shelter House, the domestic violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties, and Fisher House of the Emerald Coast Inc., provider of homes for military families while a loved one is receiving medical treatment. These two charities have teamed up for the Two Houses United and supply donations will be collected in the parking lot of the Niceville Walmart from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, August 24. There are several items that both organizations need, including:
• Trash Bags
• Laundry detergent
• Cleaning Supplies
• Dryer sheets
• Toilet paper
• Paper towels
• Children's snacks
• Large size diapers (4+)
• Bottled water
• Canned sodas
Both facilities offer their services free of charge. Shelter House and Fisher House have both been recognized as benefiting charities of the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation because of their outstanding work with children in our community.
For more information on the organizations, the services they provide or how you can help, contact: Fisher House at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-259-4956. For Shelter House, email email@example.com or call 850-243-1201
The Niceville Walmart is located at 1300 John Sims Parkway E. Please come out and support Two Houses United with your donations!
About Shelter House
Shelter House, Inc. is a state certified domestic violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton Counties and offering emergency confidential shelter, crisis counseling, a 24-hour hotline, children’s programs, information and referrals, education, professional training, safety planning and prevention services to survivors of domestic violence and their children.
If you feel that a family member or intimate partner is endangering your physical or emotional safety or if you know someone experiencing this in their home, call Shelter House’s hotline at 1-800-44-ABUSE or 850-863-4777.
Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House™ Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Fisher House of the Emerald Coast is located on base at Eglin Air Force Base.