Recent raffle raises $2,300 to fight domestic violence

Hans Peterson of Logan, Utah, was the lucky winner of a recent raffle held by The Turning Point to raise funds for the organization. Peterson won a trip for two to Belize, and the raffle raised $2,300 to help fight domestic violence. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Proceeds from the recent Turning Point raffle will go toward helping victims of family violence, sexual assault, incest and child abuse. The money helps purchase clothes, food, transportation and relocation as well as court fees.

The Turning Point, Lincoln County’s self-help center, is an agency whose overall mission is to reduce domestic violence. It provides services such as short-term crisis intervention, support, advocacy, shelter, and referral. The organization strives to minimize the pain and trauma that result from domestic violence and offers preventive education programs in the schools and community.

This year’s raffle winner is Hans Peterson, who lives in Logan, Utah. He won a trip for two to Belize. Peterson said he wanted to support the cause by buying raffle tickets.

“The people that work at The Turning Point are there because they really care,” Peterson said. He bought several tickets and said he hopes that the money raised will help do some good.

The Turning Point will host a softball tournament this summer to raise money. The organization’s main funding is from grants, but it did bring in $2,300 from the raffle. They sold 70 tickets and opened the raffle up to anybody. 

The Turning Point is free and confidential and available to anybody in need. Bobbie Orcutt is its executive director.

“We are a self-help center,” Orcutt said. “We give people resources and encourage them to do the work themselves.”

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