Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Millicent May of Hood River has received a national “Voices — Chorus for Change” award for her 25 years of devoted work to the Helping Hands Against Violence Program.
“Millie led a group of volunteers in setting up a help hotline and establishing a local network of safe houses for women and children in crisis,” said Julie Zeman, one of Millicent’s longtime friends.
The program, Helping Hands Against Domestic Violence, has become the only rural program available for women in Oregon. The program provides counseling, education, job search, and a safe place to live.
After 25 years of hard work, Millicent’s shelter has moved to a six-bedroom home, including living amenities and office space.
Zeman heard about the “Voices — One Voice Can lead to a Chorus for Change,” award, sponsored by “Charming Shoppes, Inc.” The contest was looking for women who had sponsored an outstanding program for the betterment of their community.
Zeman wrote a letter nominating Millicent for the award.
The winners were chosen, from over 3,000 letters received. In May, Millicent was flown to Houston, Texas for a two-day stay as part of her award.
May was unavailable for comment, but will be featured in a coming edition of the Hood River News.
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