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Readers say thanks

The Advocate Safehouse Project Board of Directors, staff and clients would like to extend our deepest appreciation to everyone who supported our “A Gift of Hope” campaign this past holiday season. The residents in Garfield County continue to amaze me in how much you all support the Advocate Safehouse Project, especially during these economic hard times.

There were many individuals, families and businesses who sponsored some of our clients with holiday baskets this holiday season. Thank you! You truly made the difference for these families. Christmas morning was so much brighter for these families than they ever thought possible.

Thinking of domestic violence and sexual assault during the holiday season is not a delightful topic, but this truly can be a dangerous time for many families. While violence may not be present in your home, it may be in the life of someone you care about … a family member, a neighbor, co-worker or a friend.

Because of community members like you, working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault is made a bit easier. Thank you for caring and sharing with the Advocate Safehouse Project and our clients. Your support is deeply appreciated!

Julie Olson, executive director

The Advocate Safehouse Project

During the busy Christmas rush, a postal employee named Roxanne discovered a package without a label, and a label without a package amongst the piles of Christmas deliveries. She went to the effort of tracking down my parents in Virginia Beach. She described the package to my stepmother, who believed it might be the package she had sent. Roxanne was concerned if she delivered the package to me mistakenly, it might not get to its correct owner prior to Christmas. My stepmom promised to have me return the package before Christmas if it was the wrong one.

The fact Roxanne went to such efforts to get the package properly delivered among the holiday bustle knocked our socks off. The package got to me in time, and contained a hand-knit shawl. Thanks, Roxanne, I am grateful. You’re outstanding!

Christina Chapin

Glenwood Springs

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