To see the face of domestic violence presented so boldly by Tracy Rector, SafeHaven’s Board Chair, and hear the stories of the women and children victims so starkly told by Kathryn Jacob, SafeHaven’s President and CEO. If you were not awakened to the startling facts of what is happening in our backyards, then we do not know what else could be said. The truth is not always easy to digest, but it was exactly what all of us needed to hear.
And then the exceptional culinary magic . . . the music, the wine, the flowers, the ambience and the dazzling Chefs’ Live Auction led by our vibrant auctioneer, Dan Holmes! The look on the new Chefs’ faces whose Live Auction packages brought in thousands of dollars . . . all of that was priceless!
On behalf of Co-Chairs, Mary MacDowell and Anna Saunders, the Mid-Cities SOS Celebrity Chefs Committee, and the countless women and children of SafeHaven, thank you for your incredible support that raised over $157,000, the most ever by this organization in one event! The energy and participation of the Mid-Cities SOS members, coupled with the support of dedicated chefs and the community has ensured that SOS will be able to continue its mission to end family violence.