Helping Hands Against Violence Gala is Oct. 24




You may have attended the candlelit vigil honoring victims of domestic violence, seen the purple ribbons signifying awareness of the issue, or sipped a cup of coffee with a No More sticker on top. Now it’s time to top off your commitment to end abuse by supporting the work of Helping Hands Against Violence at their annual auction gala on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Springhouse Cellar, 6-9 p.m. in Hood River. Admission is free (thanks to sponsors Columbia Bank and Providence Hospital).

Enjoy hearty appetizers and music by Kevin Holman along with a plethora of creative auction items, including everything from a kids’ day as a firefighter to a case of locally raised lamb to Mt. Hood Meadows passes.

Helping Hands will be introducing a Millicent May Memorial Scholarship Fund for high school seniors in the memory of the dynamic woman who stuck her neck out to help victims become survivors and started Helping Hands 37 years ago.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but every day is a good day to help someone get free from domestic violence — or to start a conversation about healthy relationships with your friends and family.



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