Deltas raise nearly $2,000 for shelter

Published 9:19 am Friday, June 2, 2017

by Angela Artis

On April 29, the ladies of Franklin Tri-County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., co-hosted a Run/Walk raising $1,913.33 for the Genieve Shelter. The event’s goal was to spread awareness about domestic abuse and engage the community in supporting every person’s right to feel safe and live free from violence.

We are so thankful to everyone who participated in the event. Funds were raised through donations, T-shirt sales and a poker run that started in Suffolk and culminated in Franklin.

The Genieve Shelter serves families and individuals attempting to escape domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking. The Genieve Shelter is a private, non-profit organization committed to providing a strong, comprehensive safety net for families in our Virginia community.

The shelter serves the cities Franklin and Suffolk, and the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton, and Surry.

Clients are welcomed by a caring and compassionate staff offering a supportive safe environment. All services provided are free.

You can also visit to learn more about that organization.