Giving through “House” Work: Area Allstate Agency to Help St. Jude House

Contact:  Mary McShane
Phone:  219.662.7066 ext. 15   E-mail:  [email protected]


Area Allstate Agency Help St. Jude House on Saturday, June 22nd

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Crown Point, Indiana. – A community crew is gearing up to lend a hand and give through “house” work– not just any house — St. Jude House.  On Saturday, June 22nd, twenty-four members of the community will assist in several needed projects at St. Jude House.  Eighteen are employees and family members from the Eric Miller Allstate agency in Crown Point.  Miller also serves as a board member with St. Jude House.  Lambert Concrete is donating the labor and equipment. Six women from Plum Mom’s Club will also be participating and helping in various projects on the 22nd.  Some of the day’s projects will include painting a bedroom – used for St. Jude House clients, spreading mulch throughout the property, adding additional space to a concert basketball pad, installing a new basketball net and other various yard maintenance projects.   “We are extremely excited about this work day at St. Jude House,” said Mary E. Govert, Executive Director St. Jude House.  “The continued monetary and in-kind support from Allstate and Allstate associates and family members allows us to continue serving families in Northwest Indiana.”

St. Jude House is a Family Violence Prevention Center and 30-bed Shelter in Northwest IN, providing compassionate services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Our goal is to empower our clients with the tools and resources needed so that they and their dependent children achieve self-sufficiency, breaking the cycle of violence in their lives and, ultimately living free from violence.  Our services are available free of charge and regardless of race, creed, religion or gender, 365 days a year.  We advocate for awareness and education on violence in our homes and in our community.  We are committed to reaching the public with the message that abusive behavior is unacceptable.

St. Jude House is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago and belongs to the family of Franciscan Communities.  St. Jude House is a Lake Area United Way Agency.  For more information about St. Jude House services or to learn how your group or organization can contribute to our mission, please contact Mary McShane, 219.662.7066 ext. 15 or via email [email protected].

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