Harriet’s House receives surprise

Published 4:33 pm Friday, October 12, 2012

Shown are representatives from Dollar General, Plaza Golf Carts, River City Bike Association, Faunsdale Bike Rally, Greencare Florist and Gifts, Naheola Credit Union, Holiday Cleaners, Batter-Up Sports Grill, Anderson Plumbing and Heating, Jennings Service Company, YD Drugs of Demopolis, Demopolis Police and Fire Departments, Fairhaven Baptist Church and Christian Chapel Baptist Church. Not pictured are Women of the World Life Insurance and Mike’s Auto.

Representatives from the Demopolis Cares project gathered to donate a $500 Dollar General gift card to Harriet’s House in Demopolis.

Suzanna Naisbett, director of Harriet’s House was surprised to learn of the donation on Thursday.

“I was not aware I would be receiving this today, but it will go to purchase things for the shelter,” she said.

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The donation will go to purchase food, linens, paper products and other needs of the shelter. The donation comes as a part of the Demopolis Cares project and during this month, which is observed for domestic violence awareness.

The charities that will benefit from Demopolis Cares include: Woodhaven Nursing Home, Harriet’s House, Braxton Senior Daycare, Southern Oaks Retirement, Southern Care Hospice Patients, Comfort Care Hospice Patients, West Alabama Mental Health, local children and elderly shut-ins.

Shown are Josh Fitzgerald, district manager of Dollar General; Ronnie Few, Demopolis Fire Chief; Chuck Till, regional director for Dollar General; Carl Johnson, assistant fire chief; Suzanna Naisbett, Harriet’s House; Deana Pritchett, Demopolis Dollar General store manager; Alana Williams of River City Bike Club; David McGhee of Plaza Golf Carts; Charles Freeman of River City Bike Club; and Bob Walker of the Faunsdale Bike Rally.

Demopolis Cares is a project comprised of local businesses that will partner together to place gifts in the hands of the elderly and less fortunate children this Christmas. The project will also benefit several other local charities.

Demopolis Cares supporters are shown in front of a Dollar General Golf Cart donated by Plaza Golf Carts, which will be raffled off until the drawing on Dec. 15. The raffle tickets are $1 and can be purchased from Dollar General. Police Chief Tommie Reese will draw the winning raffle ticket on Dec. 15.