Church Women United will meet Friday, February 2, at United Way of Anderson County, located at 728 Emory Valley Road in Oak Ridge. The meeting will initiate the 2018 Blankets+ Campaign to collect bedding and support for those who have lost their homes locally and worldwide, a press release said.
In addition, Rachel Thompson, domestic violence victim advocate for Knox and Anderson counties, will be the guest speaker in a public program, the press release said. Thompson is a culturally specific domestic violence advocate for the African American community. She will talk about domestic violence, how it impacts victims in the African American community, and resources offered through the YWCA for victims of domestic violence, the press release said.
The public program and brief meeting will start at noon. Fellowship begins at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome, the release said.
CWU is a national interdenominational volunteer movement that brings together women of diverse races, cultures, and traditions in closer Christian fellowship, prayer, advocacy, and action for peace with justice in the world. CWU’s motto is “Agreed to Differ, Resolved to Love, United to Serve.” To learn more about CWU and how to get involved, please contact Gay Marie Logsdon at (865) 483-7940.
This press release was submitted by Gay Marie Logsdon.