Warren County agencies raise funds for emergency shelter

Warren County agencies like the Warren Coalition, Habitat for Humanity, Blue Ridge Housing Network, Social Services, Bridge of Hope, the Phoenix Project and the Hope and Rest Temporary Shelter are coming together to raise funds to provide emergency shelter options for women and children.

Currently, no shelters in the area dedicated to women and children.

The funds will support emergency shelter in motels with the goal of ensuring families are safe while they look for long-term options.

The fundraising drive will run from May 11th – May 18th and will include door prizes from local businesses.

Donations of $5 will receive one door prize ticket.

Donations of $20 will receive five tickets.

To make a monetary gift directly to the program, write a check to “Warren Coalition” and write “Emergency Shelter” in the memo line.

The check can be sent to Warren Coalition, PO Box 2058, Front Royal, VA 22630.

Donations may also be made online here; select “Emergency Shelter for Women and Children” in the “Note” section.

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WPRD’s 7th Annual Splash Bash

The City of Winchester’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 7th Annual Splash Bash today at the Jim Barnett Park outdoor pool from noon – 6:30 pm.

This is a great way to kick off summer before the 4th of July weekend and check out the newly refurbished slide, diving board, and wading pool.

NREP took over the concessions stand this summer to provide students with disabilities job training while also raising money for the school’s new greenhouse.

There will also be a DJ and door prizes including a free month membership to the pool.

The regular pool fee structure applies.

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HSWC’s 10th Annual Tails and Ales

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The Humane Society of Warren County’s 10th annual Tails and Ales will take place this evening starting at 6:30 pm at the Front Royal Moose Lodge.

The evening will feature a cash party, silent auction, pull tabs, door prizes and 50/50 raffles to benefit sheltered animals.

Tickets are still available on the humane society’s website or at the shelter.

Tickets include a dinner, beer and wine, and a chance at the $1000 grand prize.

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