On Tuesday night, the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County celebrated its past 40 years of caring and announced an exciting transition into the future with a wonderful gala event, sponsored by Dallas and A lexis Hartman. The event consisted of hor d’oeuvres, dinner, and an awards ceremony honoring the individuals and groups who have donated their time, talents, and money to helping those in our community that suffer from domestic violence and abuse in Lawrence County.
The highlight of the evening came at the end of the night when Executive Director Debbie
Hennon announced that the Crisis Shelter was changing its name to Arise, our community’s response to violence and abuse. The new name encompasses the many services that Arise provides and the diverse group it works to support. More importantly, it encompasses a message of hope for those survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
The event would not have been possible without the generous donations of many, but especially not without Dallas and Alexis Hartman. Dallas and Alexis were married on July 3, 2021, but they had originally planned to get married at the Lake Club in September 2020. Covid caused the couple to have to move the date multiple times and unfortunately, the Lake Club did not work out for their wedding. Rather than get their money back, Dallas and Alexis chose to donate the venue to Arise for their 40 Years of Caring Celebration.