WaterStone Bank donates total of $7,700 from Brewers runs scored
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers’ hot bats this season paid off in more ways than just bringing fans an exciting playoff run. For every Brewers’ run, WaterStone Bank Fund donated $10 to Sojourner Family Peace Center (SFPC) – totaling $7,700 at the end of the season. WaterStone Bank presented the check at SFPC’s Nov. 3 Evening of Hope event.
“Thanks to WaterStone Bank, the Brewers’ impressive season helped fund necessary programs and services for local residents we serve,” said Angela Mancuso, co-executive director of Sojourner Family Peace Center. “With the steady increase of domestic violence reports in our community, this donation couldn’t have come at a better time. We are especially grateful that WaterStone graciously extended this generosity through the Brewers’ postseason.”
In addition to its monetary donation, WaterStone Bank Fund, in conjunction with WTMJ-the Brewers Radio Network, underwrote commercial messages to help communicate SFPC’s mission to the Milwaukee baseball community. 2011 marked the second year of WaterStone’s partnership with SFPC. The funds supported Sojourner Family Peace Center’s many programs designed to heal families suffering from domestic abuse.
Sojourner Family Peace Center’s mission is to create peaceful communities in which domestic respect and a life free from violence is the right of every woman, man and child. This agency provides education, advocacy and resources to keep people safe. SFPC operates a 42-bed shelter that has provided safety and support services to thousands of women and children. Other programs include a 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline, Domestic Abuse Victim Advocates in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, Courthouse Advocacy, Legal Emergency Assistance, Children’s Advocacy, Ending Violence through Education and Beyond Abuse, which is for men and women seeking alternatives to abusive behavior. Sojourner Family Peace Center is committed to creating communities where people live peacefully.
To learn more, please contact Natalie Hartman at 414-276-1911 or [email protected] To seek help from an abusive situation, call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 414-933-2722.