Safe Haven Kicks Off Operation Care-A-Van

By KBJR News 1

March 1, 2013 Updated Mar 1, 2013 at 10:09 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Supporting victims of domestic abuse was cause for celebration at the Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center in Duluth.

Minnesota Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon joined supporters and staff in celebrating the shelter's 35th anniversary.

Safe Haven also kicked off its 90-day capital campaign, "Operation Care-A-Van".

Its goal is to raise money for a new van to replace Safe Haven's current vehicle, which is nearing the end of its driving days.

"We use the vehicle to pick up women who are in imminent danger transport them to appointments,” Maude Dornfeld of Safe Haven said. “We take kids on field trips and school and a new van is important to the shelter."

Safe Haven provides services and education for more than 1,500 women and children each year.

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