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House of Ruth Maryland hosts 18th annual Spring Luncheon

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House of Ruth Maryland hosts 18th annual Spring Luncheon

House of Ruth Maryland hosts 18th annual Spring Luncheon

House of Ruth held its 18th annual Spring Luncheon Thursday.

The event was not only to celebrate the organization's success, but to also raise awareness and money to support their programs. The non-profit helps victims of domestic violence in Maryland.

“We serve every year 9,000 victims and about 500 or so of their children," said Sandi Timmins, Executive Director of House of Ruth.

"With comprehensive services.

Everything from an emergency shelter when the situation is lethal through counseling services, legal services.

We have a 24-hour hotline, we have therapists on staff for children and for the women as well, other people who are victims as well.” This year's special guest was Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Megan Twohey.

She was one of the authors of the New York Time investigative articles that exposed Harvey Weinstien and led to the #metoo movement.

The movement helped make it possible for long-suffering victims of sexual assault to speak out.

The event was also emceed by WMAR-2 News' Christian Schaffer.

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House of Ruth Maryland hosts 18th annual Spring Luncheon

RUTH HELD IT'S 18TH ANNUALSPRING LUNCHEON.

THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION HELPSVICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCEIN MARYLAND.

TODAYS EVENT NOTONLY CELEBRATED THEORGANIZATIONS SUCCESS IT WASALSO ABOUT RAISING AWARENESSAND MONEY TO SUPPORT THEIRPROGRAMS. .We serve every year9,000 victims and about 500 orso of their children.

Withcomprehensive services.Everything from an emergencyshelter when the situation islethal through counselingservices, legal services.

Wehave a 24áhour hotline, wehave therapists on staff forchildren and for the women aswell, other people who arevictims as well./ THIS YEAR'SSPECIAL GUEST WAS PULITZERPRIZE WINNING JOURNALIST,MEGAN TWOHEY.

SHE WAS ONE OFTHE AUTHORS OF THE NEW YORKTIMES INVESTIGATIVE ARTICLESTHAT TOPPLED HARVEY WEINSTEIN,LED TO THE RISE OF THE #METOOMOVEMENT AND MADE IT POSSIBLEFOR LONGáSUFFERING VICTIMS OFSEXUAL ASSAULT TO SPEAKá OUT.THE EVENT WAS ALSO EMCEED BYWMARá2 NEWS' CHRISTIANSCHAFFER.




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