Tuesday, September 8, 2020

SAFE Shelter teams with Fabulous Equinox Orchestra for October fundraiser

Posted on Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 11:25 AM


(SAVANNAH, GA) SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is inviting the community to participate in a virtual party featuring the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.

"Set to premiere Thursday, October 8th at 7pm the organizers hope to raise funds needed to serve the growing number of victims of domestic violence in the Chatham County area due to the COVID pandemic," a spokesperson for SAFE Shelter says.

The organization is currently facing a 15 percent reduction of funding from across-the-board cuts in state aid, coupled with the cancellation of its traditional fundraising event.

“While funding has dropped since March, domestic violence calls have risen nearly 20 percent due to the COVID-19 virus," said Cheryl Branch, executive director. “For victims of domestic violence, quarantine means there’s nowhere to go.”

Since SAFE Shelter’s annual giving gala had to be canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the organization reached out to the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra for a different kind of virtual fundraiser.

“This exciting band has a great following, they are exciting to watch and they play great music that all can enjoy,” said SPD MAJ Rob Gavin, president of Safe Shelter’s Board of Directors.
For those planning a watch party for the event, SAFE Shelter is also coordinating a special gourmet dinner package delivery through Cohen’s Retreat on Skidaway Road with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to SAFE Shelter.

The band is additionally offering its ticketing system to collect funds and donations towards this event. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the law.

For more information, tickets and sponsorship details, visit

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