Harvest Food and Supply Drive gift cards best option during pandemic

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The Safe Home is operated 24/7 by Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM). It is a caring, secure and supportive place to seek refuge from domestic abuse when a person’s home is not a safe place to live.

The Harvest Food and Supply Drive is one of the most significant ways for community members and groups to support northern Michigan survivors and their family members utilizing these vital services.

Safe Home Coordinator, Jamie Winters said  the Harvest Food and Supply Drive is essential to fulfilling needs that help make the shelter feel like ‘home’ for families displaced by domestic abuse. “In light of the pandemic, our efforts related to the drive will look a little different this year to help ensure the health of families, donors and staff,” Winters said.

“Harvest Food and Supply Drive donations in the form of grocery or supermarket gift cards and financial contributions are most helpful,” Winters explained. “This option lets Safe Home staff purchase exactly what is needed, relieving donors the task of shopping and delivering goods during a time of physical distancing. These donations provide support to families at the Safe Home who are overcoming multiple obstacles, in addition to challenges related to the pandemic, on their journey to a more positive future.”

Community members donating to the Harvest Food and Supply Drive may drop or mail gift cards or financial contributions to WRCNM, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey, MI 49770. Financial contributions may also be made online at wrcnm.org.  For more information, contact Jamie Winters, Safe Home Coordinator at (231) 347-0082.