Great Lakes Castings Corporation Foundation announces $25,000 gift to COVE
Ludington, MI March 6, 2014—Great Lakes Castings Corporation Foundation today announced a $25,000 gift to the Capital Campaign for COVE (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters).
A capital campaign is currently underway to raise $2.4 million to build a new facility just east of downtown Ludington. It will replace both the 113 year-old house that serves as the current shelter and a 36 year-old modular office building located more than a mile from the shelter.
The Great Lakes Castings Foundation gift will fund completion of one of six living units in the new energy efficient, cost-effective facility. In addition to the private living units, there will be common areas for companionship and COVE offices for immediate access to staff for guidance and support. The building will also include program space and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Suite. The SANE Suite will include interview and examination rooms so that individuals who have been sexually assaulted may receive medical care and counseling, locally.
“Great Lakes Castings is proud to support COVE and the vital services it provides,” said Robert Killips, president. “We hope that other local businesses will help them reach their campaign goal.”
“It is wonderful to receive support from Great Lakes Castings,” said Marie Waite, COVE Executive Director. “This generous gift puts us one step closer to our campaign goal and one step closer to building a new facility to better serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.”
The mission of Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters (COVE) is to provide shelter, protection and advocacy to victims of domestic and sexual violence and/or homelessness and to educate the community about the root causes of violence. COVE is the only organization providing such services in Lake, Mason and Oceana Counties.