Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center to receive $2,500 grant

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The Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Center will soon be receiving a $2,500 grant from Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

A check presentation will take place on October 17th at 11 a.m..

This is the first time SAHC will be receiving a grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

This is also the 4th consecutive year that the Foundation has pledged to award up to $1 million in grants to non-profit organizations that addresses critical community needs.

SAHC is one of three stand-alone rape crisis centers in the mountain state.

They concentrate their efforts on providing services for victims of sexual violence which include rape, sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, stalking, work place sexual harassment, and human trafficking.

“It’s wonderful! Dominion Energy is so gracious with providing all of these grants and money to the community,” said Sexual Assault Help Center Executive Director Ashley Carpenter,  “so it really makes us very proud and honored to receive this.”

SAHC will be using the grant for activities and events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.

If you or anyone you know is a victim of sexual assault you can call their office at 304-234-1783 or their hotline at 1-800-884-7242.

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