Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, McDonald’s in Ozarks and Nixa will host a fund raising event to support Freedom’s Rest Shelter for women and children of domestic violence.
From 8 AM till 5 PM (or while supplies last) on Wednesday, June 15th, guests can make a donation to the Freedom’s Rest shelter and receive 2 free tickets ($49 value) to Party in the Park featuring The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Tickets will be available while supplies last at The Ozark Chamber of Commerce at 1471 W. South Street, too.
“Freedom’s Rest would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to McDonald’s, US Baseball Park, The Ozark Chamber of Commerce and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils for helping us to raise the funds to continue providing this much needed resource for our community.” Said Freedom’s Rest-Christie Drew, Executive Board President
FREEDOM’S REST: After a recent struggle to keep their doors open, Freedom’s Rest is still operating to provide 24/7 shelter and resources to women and children who are faced with domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking situations. The average operating costs are $172,000 per year, which breaks down to $500 a day. This is a proven crucial resources in the community with a reported 556 cases of domestic violence reported in Christian County in 2015 alone. This is almost 2 per day. As any not-for-profit, they are funded by grants, but rely largely on community support and donations. They are currently working on a long term plan of sustainability with the hopes for future growth of resources for the women and children they serve.
For media interviews about the continuing plight to keep Freedom’s Rest open for victims of domestic violence and this fund raising event contact: Freedom’s Rest-Christie Drew, Executive Board President 417-720-9859
CONCERT DETAILS: Party in the Park-Featuring the Ozark Mountain Daredevils to be held Friday, June 17th at 7:00 PM at the all new US Baseball Park located at 4400 N 19th Street in Ozark.