ISSUED: 31 January 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Anti Human Trafficking Task Force is working with the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center (formerly Shenandoah Women’s Center) to host the fourth annual Sock Hop Benefit Dance and Charity Auction on Friday, February 21, from 6-11 p.m. at the Town Run Tap House and Community Pub, 202 East Washington St. Admission is a donation at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center in support of survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. The alternate snow date is Friday, February 28.
In calendar year 2017, the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center sheltered 122 survivors and had to shelter 110 in hotels or locate them to a different shelter due to limited capacity. Money raised at the sock hop helps provide hotel stays and food for survivors and their children.
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