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The Power of 100 Warren County contributes to FIC
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A check for $7,400 was recently presented to Families in Crisis from Power of 100 Warren County. From left are, Carrie Huckeby, Dana Green, Sherry Clendenon, Carla Savage, FIC representative Rhonda Wood, FIC director Kristy Stubblefield, FIC representative Taffy Seagraves, Mitzi Locke, Sherry Griffith and Susan Bain.

The Power of 100 Warren County met Jan. 24 to gift a total of $7,400 to Families in Crisis.  A total of five charities were nominated for the award, with three being randomly drawn to make presentations about their needs and efforts to help others.   

The group of 75 women in attendance chose Families in Crisis after learning about the impact the shelter has on victims of domestic violence in Warren, Grundy and Sequatchie counties.   Answering 3,200 crisis calls in 2018 and 900 over the past three months is just a small part of what Families in Crisis does. They also provide shelter for the victims and children, help them find housing, pay utility deposits, obtain jobs, counseling, transportation and much more.    

Kristy Stubblefield, FIC executive director stated, “We are so grateful for the donation from the Power of 100. This time of the year is an extremely busy time for domestic violence programs and shelters. We have been over capacity at our shelter and provided more bed nights in January 2019 than we ever have.” 

She continued, “Add the recent government shutdown that stopped our flow of funding and things have been tight. This couldn’t have come at a better time for Families in Crisis, as it will allow us to restock our food pantry first thing and continue providing services for the victims we serve.”

The nomination for Families in Crisis was submitted by Susan Bain who stated, “It was important to me to nominate Families in Crisis because the help they give to victims of abuse is life-changing.  I feel like it’s our responsibility to support organizations like FIC because the resources they provide our community are so great.  The Power of 100 allows us to come together and make a huge difference in people’s lives.”

The goal of The Power of 100 is for women to gather quarterly and for each member or team to contribute $100 each for a large-scale donation. The concept is simple and demonstrates the power of 100 women coming together to help the community.  100 percent of the money goes to the selected charity.  

The Power of 100 was formed in July of 2018 and is guided by a steering committee of local members. The next meeting will be April 23. The group always accepts new members, with membership and charity nomination forms available on the group’s website, thepowerof100wc.com. A Facebook and Instagram page is also available with the latest activities and news.