2018 News Archive

12/2/2018

Toy Drive on the Line

Simply amazed by the support of our community to help survivors of domestic violence. You can help too! Check out this article from Sunday's paper:

https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/downtown-bristol-businesses-holding-third-annual-toy-drive-on-the/article_fe6c73b9-eb37-56b0-ada7-5553f3b3503a.html

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12/2/2018

Speedway Children's Charities 'Night of Smiles'

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9/22/2018

Fraternity pledges are demonstrating what it means to serve

A Big Thank You to Theta Chi Epsilon from Emory & Henry for helping clean and organize our facility housing donations for clients #volunteer#abusealternatives #enddomesticviolence


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8/10/2018

School Supplies for Children

School Supplies for Children

Abingdon, VA - Pleasant View United Methodist Church Women’s Group delivered to Abuse Alternative, Inc.’s Washington County Outreach office school supplies they had collected. The supplies were quickly distributed to children in need due to domestic violence in their lives.

Pleasant View United Methodist Church Women’s Group has been a longtime supporter of the Abuse Alternative’s mission and vision to see domestic violence end in our community. We thank them for their continued support.

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8/3/2018

Emory & Henry Physical Therapy Students Step Up to Help Kids in Need

A big thank you to Dr. Jean Irion, Lindsay White, and the students and faculty of Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences for collecting school supplies for children in need. The need was shared at the end of a presentation about Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence and the Clinical Response. Students set out a box to collect school supplies. Lindsay White, a graduate student, dropped off the collected supplies at the Washington County Outreach Office located in Abingdon, VA.

Thank you again to the students and faculty of Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences for your kindness and big hearts.  

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7/30/2018

Abuse Alternatives in VIP SEEN Magazine


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6/25/2018

Abuse Alternatives, Inc. receives check for Food City $100,000 Charity Challenge

Thank you Food CityWCYB and to all who voted for us during the Food City Charity Challenge. We are humbled and honored.



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6/19/2018

Contura Energy volunteers at Abuse Alternatives, Inc. during United Way Week of Caring

Contura Energy took on the project of constructing both a parking area for shelter staff and building planter boxes for clients and their children to plant both vegetables and flowers. Teresa Anderson, Contura Energy Manager for Corporate Communications and PAC Administrator, lead the team of eleven volunteers. Through teamwork, some great re-engineering of the plans by Danny, and perseverance of waiting out an unexpected thunderstorm, the project came to completion around 5 pm to many smiling and tired faces.

Contura Energy went above and beyond the call by making a "Lowe's run" to purchase more materials for the re-engineered planter boxes. The boxes came out looking spectacular and extremely stout. They are filled with dirt and ready for clients and their children to begin planting. Staff at Abuse Alternatives hopes that this activity will give clients and their children an opportunity to de-stress, learn a skill, and just have fun. The parking area will give employees and volunteers a place to park other than on the street or in the limited parking area. 

Thank you to Contura Energy for both providing materials and volunteering for this United Way Week of Caring Project. Their commitment to helping organizations who serve our community is exemplary and a great example to others.


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6/5/2018

Bank of Tennessee leads by example as United Way Week of Caring Lead Sponsor

Thank you Bank of Tennessee for doing an amazing job pressure washing our fence/building and taming our landscaping "jungle." It looks all so bright and clean. Thank you again!!!



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