One of the best lake organizations that deals with some of society’s worst problems is getting a new home. It is a glad day for Citizens Against Domestic Violence and for the lake community as a whole.
Domestic violence is an all-too-common occurrence at the lake and across the nation. The lives of women and children are turned inside out by events so horrendous and disruptive that it often takes years for the victims to come to grips with what happened.
Nearly three decades ago, CADV stepped between the victims and the victimizers, offering shelter, comfort and direction for hundreds who would have found it nowhere else. The brave staffers, volunteers and supporters of this important institution have provided at least a little peace for so many in the lake area. Lives are better because of their work and sacrifice.
After years of getting by with an increasingly inadequate facility, CADV will have a new building. While government programs have helped in the process, it is the lake community that has stepped forward to fund this critical project. Lakers have recognized a need and met the challenge head-on. Everyone who has done anything to move CADV into the future deserves hearty thanks from us all.
Now, CADV officials are faced with another challenge: furnishing the new building. They need our help. We can say with certainty that the money you give will be put to good use. This organization has proven over its lifetime that donated dollars equal help given to those who need it most.
There is a direct correlation between the work CADV does and better lives for those who need their help. Lives will be saved and renewed by whatever you can do to assist CADV in their vital work.