Oral History of Coastal Women’s Shelter’s Beginnings
Coastal Women’s Shelter in New Bern is hosting the first event of their 30th year on January 28th downtown at the Harrison Center. Women involved with the organization before it was officially CWS plan to provide those in attendance with brief facts and stories of how the shelter began and the struggles they faced along the way.
The Harrison Center is located at 311 Middle Street in downtown New Bern across the street from Christ Episcopal Church. This event will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will include light refreshments. CWS would like to invite anyone from the general public to attend this event. Interested individuals must RSVP before January 26. Contact Carey Ashcroft, CWS Fund Development Coordinator, at 252.638.4509.
With the celebration of 30 years in the making, CWS plans to host an event every month during 2015. From fundraising events with Wine & Design to the Run For Shelter 5K, CWS has high hopes for making their 30th year a grand one. For more information about the Coastal Women’s Shelter, what you can donate, how to become a volunteer, or events in 2015 visit www.coastalwomensshelter.org or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CWSNC.
Submitted by: Carey Ashcroft, Coastal Women’s Shelter