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Sistercare Receives Donation, Donor Issues Challenge

1:55 PM, Jan 2, 2013   |    comments
Chris Terlinden, member of the MADTAG team, presenting a check to Sistercare representatives Kathleen Shaw (center) and Sabrina Griffin.
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The Sistercare organization provides a safe place for women and children in domestic violence situations. 

Offering a program of services including emergency shelters, transitional housing, and more, the Sistercare organization serves battered women and children living in Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, and Richland Counties. 

Domestic violence in South Carolina has earned the state a #2 ranking nation-wide in the rate of women killed by men, according to data from the Violence Policy Center.

Recently the Credit Unions of South Carolina presented a $1,000 donation to Sistercare, money raised by Midlands area credit unions participating in the "MAD-TAG" movement (Make A Difference, and Pass It Along.) 

The goal of the MAD-TAG program is to encourage people to make a difference in another person's life, and pitch in and help make a difference in our community. They have a page set up on Facebook, here:

Sistercare says the funds will pay for three weeks of operations of the emergency shelter. 

The Credit Unions of South Carolina challenge other Midlands businesses, organizations, and individuals to pitch in and help Sistercare with monetary donations, to continue funding their operations. 

More info can be found on the Sistercare website:

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