Safe Berks is holding the new and improved Celebration of Peace event on Tuesday February 20th as a fundraiser to support major renovations at its Chestnut Street location. Funds raised from the Celebration of Peace will help Safe Berks house additional survivors and continue providing uninterrupted lifesaving support services.
Dolan Construction will soon begin massive renovations at 255 Chestnut Street, the location of Safe Berks Safe House. These much-anticipated renovations will allow Safe Berks to add 6 additional bedrooms for survivors to be housed, will create an additional 2 offices, and will expand the laundry and bathroom areas at the Safe House. The renovations will begin in early 2024 and will continue until completed.
“Domestic violence and sexual assault are issues faced by all of us…the day (my mother) left my stepdad, I promised her I would never stop fighting for her and other victims of abuse”, stated Vincent. Beth Garrigan, Safe Berks CEO, could not agree more. “Domestic violence and sexual assault do not discriminate. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by these issues and Safe Berks is here to assist survivors, their children, and/or loved ones”, said Garrigan.
The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Reading with Keynote speaker, Troy Vincent Sr., a former Philadelphia Eagle, current NFL EVP of Football Operations, and a vital national advocate against domestic violence.
A special MVP ticketed meet and greet with Vincent will begin at 5 PM with general admission beginning at 6 PM. To purchase your ticket, please visit SafeBerks.org and click on the Celebration of Peace graphic found on the home page.
Safe Berks will have food stations, a cash bar, and raffle items. Live and silent auction items will also be available, including but not limited to, 2 Southwest Airline tickets, autographed Darius Slay jersey, autographed Philadelphia Eagles helmet, a wheelbarrow full of top shelf alcohol, a private suite at the Santander Arena for the Stained concert and much more! A local survivor will share their story and discuss how Safe Berks support services helped to save their life.
Safe Berks provides services and support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and their family members and significant others. Safe Berks services include shelter, a 24-hour Hotline and text line, counseling, legal services, community outreach and response, medical advocacy, and education. Safe Berks direct support services are free, confidential, provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are available in all languages. Our 24-Hour Hotline number is 844-789-SAFE (7233), or text Safe Berks to 20121.