REDDING, Calif. - A quarter-million dollar donation will help One Safe Place build a new shelter for victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
The Redding Rancheria Tribal Government announced the donation Thursday. The money will be given over the next five years.
The donation will be used to help build Sierra Center, which will double One Safe Place's capacity to assist victims. It will help men, women, and children.
"The Redding Rancheria is committed to playing our part in the community. The Tribal Council supports One SAFE Place in its efforts to help those in their time of need," said Redding Rancheria CEO Tracy Edwards.
One Safe Place Executive Director Jean King said the donation comes at a critical time.
"This generosity comes just after The Hunt with John Walsh which premiered on Sunday on CNN and focused on the pursuit for Shane Miller and the Shingletown domestic violence murders of Sandy, Shelby and Shasta Miller. The Redding Rancheria's gift will help build a new shelter for our area to help prevent cases like Shane Miller. We have a unique opportunity to create a model for victim care and prevention of domestic violence that can be implemented with success in Shasta County, the state of California and even on a national level," said King.
You can learn more about the new Sierra Center on the One Safe Place website.