Louisville Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (Dem., 9th Dist.) is organizing a Women4Women Repair Affair team, to do some much needed interior painting tomorrow at the city’s Center for Women and Families. The 2011 Women4Women Repair Affair team will begin early Saturday, June 11th with Councilwoman Ward-Pugh and more than 30 volunteers.
“Six weeks ago, I stumbled onto knowing that The Center needed two floors of their facility painted,” says Ward-Pugh. “I asked New Directions if our Women4Women Repair Affair Team could be the answer. They said, yes.”
The W4W Repair Affair will begin at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, with a continental breakfast at the Center for Women and Families, with lunch also provided by New Directions. In her 13th year as Honorary Chair for the W4W Repair Affair Team, the Councilwoman will lead volunteers to paint the walls, doors and hand rails for 2 floors at The Center.
“This is a chance for those of us with these type skills to put a fresh coat of donated Porter Paint on the walls where some 240+ women and children call home,” says Ward-Pugh. “We are proud that this is the 35th “home” that W4W has painted over the 13 years and we intend to keep painting as long as New Directions has a need and we are able.”
In 1993, Elaine "Cissy" Musselman gathered a group of women to celebrate her 50th birthday and shared with them a dream she had nurtured for years: to raise awareness of and money for the issues and needs affecting women and girls in our community. This group of women professionals, community activists, and philanthropists committed themselves and their corporations to an all-women’s golf tournament in Louisville in order to raise money for women's causes. Before lunch was over, $17,000 was raised and Women4Women was born. That year, more than $40,000 was raised to benefit organizations serving women victims of violence.
Each year since, Women4Women has raised money in a variety of ways to further the goal of improving the health and economic well-being of women and girls in this community.
For more information about the 2011 Repair Affair, contact Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office at 574-1109 or 333-4644.
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