After hearing of the food shortage Citizens Against Domestic Violence shelter was experiencing through a recent Lake Sun article, many local individuals and organizations immediately pitched in to help. One of those organizations was Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks campus.
Faculty along with staff and students banded together in order to donate more than 30 bags of food to CADV.
“The staff at the CADV does heroic work every day for the Lake community and anything our campus can do to help further their mission of helping victims of domestic violence is vitally crucial,” senior community and alumni relations coordinator Sam Fleury said.
According to CADV staff, donations have been pouring in. More than $700 in monetary donations along with large food donations have been brought in within a week. Big Surf also held a can tuna drive and raised 70 cans.
The latest donations are a huge help, but more is always needed. CADV is still desperately in need of meat and monetary donations toward their Save-A-Lot account. Paper products such as paper towels are also needed at this time.
Donations to the Save-A-Lot account can be made at Save-A-Lot in Camdenton. Other donations can be brought to the shelter located at 305 4th Street in Camdenton,
A community member is hosting a car wash fundraiser for the CADV food account on Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Solid Rock at the Lake located at 1005 Jeffries Road in Osage Beach.
Columbia College continues to collect donations at its lake campus at 900 College Blvd. behind HyVee in Osage Beach. They plan on dropping the next round of supplies off on July 22.