Thank you to Andrew and Susie Makaily of Pilot Station and their sons, who went moose hunting this fall and donated an entire moose to TWC! The shelter residents have been enjoying this wonderful gift. Quyana Cakneq!
As most of you may already know, TWC’s 9th Annual Yukegtaaraat Celebration is coming up on Saturday, April 10th.
We would like to congratulate this year’s honorees:
Rose Domnick of Bethel
Andrew Beaver of Kwigillingok
Irene Kaganak of Scammon Bay
Along with honoring our three winners that evening, the event will also include a silent auction in which local business and community members are encouraged to participate. Some ideas for silent auction items include:
Or an idea of your own!
Please contact Lauren Jorgensen at 545-1592 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to donate.
On Tuesday, March 9th Governor Sean Parnell and First Lady Sandy Parnell hosted domestic violence/sexual assault program directors from around the state at the Governor’s Mansion for tea and coffee. The governor thanked the directors for their front-line work providing crisis intervention, outreach and prevention services and discussed his commitment to working to end abuse in Alaska.
As Governor Parnell leads efforts to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault across the state of Alaska, Lt. Governor Craig Campbell makes a personal visit to Tundra Women’s Coalition’s new facilities to hear firsthand about the prevention efforts and victim services offered in Bethel and across the Y-K Delta. Executive Director, Michelle DeWitt gave Lt. Governor Campbell and staff Renee Limoge a tour of the new facilities and shelter. The Lt. Governor will also be making a stop at Bethel’s SART committee meeting today to spend some time with advocacy, law enforcement and medical team members.
Occasionally TWC staff will travel out on the tundra or up the frozen river in hopes of bringing home fish or meat to help supply the shelter with food during winter. In any case, these ventures are a relaxing and enjoyable retreat from the office. Recently, TWC staff Jamie Hinz, Matilda Bee, Anna Alexie along with Joe Green headed out and brought back a nice caribou. Shelter residents joined together to prepare the meat for freezing.
As a donation to TWC’s Children’s Program, Jane Kato of Hawaii, sent us recycled crayons. She melted down crayons that were not being used and then molded them into tropical themed shapes that the kids have already had lots of fun with! TWC thanks you Jane for your generous and creative donation!
A special thanks goes to all those who helped prep the building for Opening, and to those who worked during the day to keep things running smoothly. Whether it was a food tray or internet failure, staff and supporters chipped in where they were needed and the pay off was a great event that the entire community enjoyed. Thank you also to our guests who traveled from near and far to express their support. Also a big thanks to our board members for all of their help with this entire project!
This holiday season, everyone in the Bethel community is invited to participate in the Giving Tree program at the Tundra Women’s Coalition. If you would like to make the holidays a little brighter for a family affected by domestic violence or sexual assault, please pick up a Giving Tree ornament at various businesses around town, including AC, Wells Fargo, Swanson’s, KUC, Cultural Center, Gladys Jung, and the LKSD district office. Please return the ornament and the gift, unwrapped, to the Tundra Women’s Coalition by Friday, December 18th. TWC is located at 250 6th Ave. If your time is limited, TWC also accepts cash donations that we can use to purchase gifts for the families. Please consider helping out these families who have stayed in the shelter in the past year. Call Eileen or Diane at 907-543-3444 for ideas of gifts that are needed. Thank you!