Pioneer Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation has awarded SABRA Sanctuary a $10,000 grant to assist in providing critical services to victims of domestic violence.
For 26 years, SABRA Sanctuary has serviced families in Dallas, Perry, Wilcox, Greene, Marengo and Sumter counties, including a 24-hour crisis call line and a confidential, secure emergency shelter. SABRA Sanctuary also provides crisis counseling, court and child advocacy, housing assistance, and a clothes closet to in-shelter and out-of-shelter clients.
“SABRA Sanctuary’s objectives are to provide a safe haven, intervention services, life skills, education, and transitional assistance to victims of domestic violence,” said Merrill South, SABRA Sanctuary executive director. “Without the support of community partners like Pioneer Electric, SABRA’s services would end – leaving an untouched population of domestic violence victims and their families with no resources of recovery.”
Operation Round Up is funded by Pioneer Electric members who voluntarily round up their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar. All funds stay in the community to benefit local organizations and individuals in need of assistance.
“Operation Round Up is proud to support organizations like SABRA Sanctuary that provide food, shelter, healthcare, education and public safety services to our communities,” said Christi Scruggs, Pioneer Electric communications director. “Our mission is to improve the lives of our neighbors in the communities we serve, and we are happy to assist organizations that share that goal.”
Since the program’s inception last year, Operation Round Up has awarded nearly $70,000 in grants to individuals in need and organizations that serve our area. More information about Operation Round Up is available at www.pioneerelectric.com/operation-round.