ATTICA, Ind. (WLFI)- Hope Springs Safe House in Attica has been servicing more women than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. The domestic violence shelter provides services for women in Fountain, Warren, and Benton counties. Fourteen people can stay in the home at a time. Due to COVID-19, only one family is staying in each room. This has forced the shelter to put people up in hotel rooms. That is why the Historic McDonald Airbnb is hosting a virtual fundraiser for the safe house. Executive Director of Hope Springs Safe House Toni McGowen says the money raised will help them with day-to-day costs.
"All of our expenses have increased greatly,” said McGowen. “It's going to help with that but it's also going to help us to be able to provide Christmas not only to the residents that are staying in our house but also those that are in the hotels and people in the community that we are servicing as well."
The fundraiser will take place live on Facebook on December 4. It will take place on the Historic McDonald Airbnb’s Facebook page. For info about Hope Springs click here.