Page 2 - Stuart Exposure - June '18
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Page 2, Stuart Exposure
SafeSpace Announces from page 1

Jill Borowicz, Sharon Beauchamp, and Tracy Levy

                                                                               Melissa Zolla and Tracy Levy                                                         Tracy Levy, Joyce Page, and Janet Farnan-
                                                                                                                    Juliana Walker and Capt. Brian Hester Dyer

                                                                               efforts and fundraising events including

                                                                               Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, SafeSpace’s

                                                                               highly visible and impactful walk to raise

                                                                               awareness about domestic violence.

                                                                               	 Julianna Walker of the St. Lucie County

                                                                               Sheriff’s Office was the St. Lucie County

                                                                               Volunteer of the Year. Walker brings

Jill Borowicz, Shauna Bledsoe, Janet Farnan-Dyer, and                          greater awareness to SafeSpace’s mission
Tracy Levy
                                                                               by garnering the participation and support
attendance. In total the Harbour Ridge events have raised
over $725,000 for the domestic violence programs and                           of volunteers, sponsors and walkers for the
services SafeSpace offers.
	The Douglass & Patricia Stewart SafeSpace Volunteer                           annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes events.
of the Year Award was presented to Shauna Bledsoe
of Port St. Lucie. At every opportunity, Shauna quietly                        Her passion and dedication inspires others Chelsea Rose and Janet Farnan- Bath Monreal and Patricia Eiseman
lends her time and talents to benefit SafeSpace. Through
her moving company, Two Men and a Truck, victims of                            to follow her lead and join those efforts that Dyer
domestic violence have been relocated to safe homes.
She has also provided much needed assistance to the                            are important to her.
organization by having her company transport pallets of
goods from the Treasure Coast Food Bank and items for                          	The Indian River County Volunteer of the Year was 	 “To say I’m proud is an understatement. Without the
the SafeSpace Thrift Shoppe, delivering them wherever                          awarded to Chelsea Rose of Treasure & Space Coast work of our faithful volunteers, we could not accomplish our
they need to go.
	 Joyce Page from Water Pointe Realty Group in Stuart                          Radio/93.7 WGYL. For Chelsea, giving back comes easy, mission. We are grateful beyond words to have these award
was recognized as the Outstanding Board Member of
the Year. Her leadership and generosity have made her a                        and she naturally encourages others to join her along the winners and our entire team of volunteers as SafeSpace
valuable addition to the volunteer team and the committees
on which she serves. She understands the developmental                         way. Her creative energy has led to the success of several community advocates,” added Borowicz.
direction of the organization, the importance of making new
connections, and the need for cultivating relationships with                   fundraising and awareness events and proves how easily About SafeSpace
donors and supporters. She continues to step up and accept
challenges and responsibilities for the future benefit of the                  she can and will make a difference for SafeSpace and the 	 SafeSpace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that
organization.
	The Martin County Volunteer of the Year Award was                             communities it serves.                                      operates programs in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River
presented to Melissa Zolla of The Firefly Group. Zolla
has a true heart for the domestic violence cause, paying                       	 Another notable volunteer received recognition as Thrift counties where families can escape to a safe environment.
her personal experiences forward to make a difference in
the lives of others. Through her positivity, creativity and                    Shoppe Volunteer of the Year. The SafeSpace Thrift SafeSpace offers victims of domestic violence safety, support
enthusiasm she has connected SafeSpace to many new                             Shoppe, which is a significant source of revenue for the and education, empowering them to create an independent
supporters. For several years, she chaired various awareness
                                                                               organization and merchandise for the women and children life free from violence. Emergency shelter, supportive

                                                                               it serves, depends on a very strong and dedicated group of living, and outreach programs and services are available

                                                                               volunteers to drive its success. The award was presented to for victims throughout the Treasure Coast. SafeSpace
                                                                               Patricia Eiseman, a retired Publix employee from Port St. offers services to all victims of domestic violence and

                                                                               Lucie, whose positive attitude and integrity has made her a their dependents regardless of race, gender, age, religion,

                                                                               valuable addition to the store’s donation processing area. political belief, national origin, immigration status, physical
                                                                               	 As a nonprofit organization, SafeSpace relies heavily or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation or

                                                                               on the support of its volunteers to assist with the numerous language spoken. To learn more about SafeSpace, please

                                                                               programs and services offered to victims and families visit www.safespacefl.org, call (772) 223-2399 or connect

                                                                               affected by domestic violence. SafeSpace volunteers serve with SafeSpace on Facebook at www.facebook.com/

                                                                               in many capacities including: assisting in core programs; safespacefl.

                                                                               planning events and hosting fundraisers; coordinating

                                                                               activities with the mothers and children at the SafeSpace

                                                                               shelter; supporting retail operations at the Thrift Shoppe

                                                                               and various other responsibilities.

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