HCWC provides a safe haven for victims of domestic violence, right here in our own community. The crimes of domestic violence and abuse are usually kept behind closed doors which makes it difficult for the public to reach out and help the victims personally. We can only imagine the life of fear, shame and helplessness these victims and their children have endured. When they finally have the courage to break away, it is comforting to know that a place like HCWC exists for them.
We feel that donating funds to HCWC is the least we can do in trying to combat these horrific crimes happening in our community. It is an avenue of help to these women and children (and sometimes men) that are captive to these crimes. We also know that HCWC is under great leadership and we feel very comfortable in trusting that our donations are used to the greatest benefit for those who seek refuge there.
We hope our donations to HCWC help with not only providing a safe haven for victims of abuse, but also in giving these victims the confidence and skills they need to take charge of theirown lives. We pray that when they leave HCWC, they will have hope for their future and realize that they are deserving of a productive, happy life free from violence and abuse. It is also important to teach the children who have been exposed to abuse and violence that it is not a normal way to live; that families can be, and should be, loving and respectful of one another.
As Disciples of Christ through First Christian Church, we believe it is our duty to help those who cannot help themselves. We are happy to serve as a small avenue from God to HCWC. It is simply the right thing to do. – Robert and Coleen Pfeiffer