By Rachel Dove
WILLIAMSON - When civic-minded groups hear of local charitable organizations that are in need of supplies, someone typically steps up and offers assistance. When the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter recently sent out such a plea, their cry for help was answered.
The Huntington Links Inc. of the Tri-State area recently made a generous donation of diapers and pull-ups to the TVRC after being contacted by one of their board members, Eileen Bell. Bell explained that the shelter assists women and children who are victims of domestic violence and that, with an increase in the numbers of children in need, their supplies had quickly been depleted.
Links is an international service organization that is comprised of professional women from all over the United States, as well as the Bahamas. Members include recently inducted former Secretary of State Codoleezza Rice, along with many others.
The National Links Inc. members offer their support for women, children, and others in need by providing education, schools, clean birth kits for parents in Third World countries, tutoring, free medical and dental care and other assistance for communities in the United States. Local members in this group include Bernice Johnson, Willene Moore, Dr. Merse Turnquest and Jada Hunter. Accepting the donations from the group was Kim Ryan, director of the TVRS, who was very thankful for their help.