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The employees at the Cone Drive global headquarters are working together with The Women’s Resource Center of Traverse City this holiday season. Cone Drive adopted multiple families in the community and the generous employees of Cone Drive donated various gifts for these families in need.

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The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) of Traverse City dedicates their time to helping others, and providing a safe haven for those that have experienced recent hardship. The WRC is the area’s primary service provider for domestic and sexual violence survivors, assisting residential and non-residential clients with support, advocacy and immediate crisis intervention. Annually they provide 150 public awareness, prevention, education and awareness activities for allied professional and agencies, civic groups, and schools.

In one fiscal year, the WRC provided:

  • Emergency shelter to 206 women and children fleeing domestic violence
  • 1,514 hours of one-on-one counseling and 117 hours of group counseling to survivors of domestic violence
  • 61 hours of one-on-one and group counseling and 117 for survivors of sexual assault
  • 2,838 calls on the 24-hour crisis hotline, 477 or which were responding to survivors in crisis
  • 312 survivors were assisted with Personal Protection Order

During the holiday season, they expand their hearts and open their doors a little wider and they organize a Holiday Needs Program. The donations are anonymous and the employees at Cone Drive will never know where their gifts ended up, but they can rest easy knowing it is making someone’s holiday season a little merrier. “I am very proud to work for a company that puts a focus on protecting, empowering, and supporting members of their community. Cone Drive has been in Traverse City for almost 70 years, and we have employees with three generations working for the company. It is important that we continue to give back and make a positive impact on the community that some of us come from, many of us live in, but all us here at the headquarters, work in.”– Chelsea Houseman, Marketing Coordinator.

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If you would like to donate to the WRC, please visit their website at: http://www.womensresourcecenter.org/donate-now

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