The Refuge Network lauded as a “Hometown Hero” Organization

MORA, MN (May 21, 2015) — During the Minnesota Timberwolves Season of Giving, The Refuge Network was presented with the “Hometown Heroes” award from the FastBreak Foundation and Roger & Nancy McCabe Foundations. The Refuge Network was nominated by SPIRE, and selected by a committee based on their work to improve the lives of Minnesotans in need. The Season of Giving focuses on recognizing community members and organizations that embody the spirit of the season through their work to assist others.

Char Weidendorf, Black Dog Hill Shelter Coordinator at The Refuge Network, and her employees were elated to receive this honor. “We have a great team,” says Char, “I am so proud of the work they do every day.” The Refuge Network staff was so gracious for this award that they presented SPIRE with a thank you gift on April 21 at the SPIRE branch in Mora, MN.

“The impact this organization has on peoples’ lives is astounding,” says Dan Stoltz, SPIRE CEO, “Thank you, and congratulations to The Refuge Network on this well-deserved honor.”

About SPIRE Credit Union

SPIRE Credit Union has been proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934, and is a full-service financial institution committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 16 branches across the metro and throughout northern Minnesota.

About the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation

The Foundation provides and supports hands-on programs that positively impact Minnesota youth. Through giving, education and basketball opportunities, the Foundation enables young people to make responsible decisions, contribute to their futures and experience lifelong memories.

About The Refuge Network

This multi-community organization’s primary purpose is to provide supportive services for people who are currently involved or have been involved in an abusive relationship. The Refuge Network believes that no one deserves to be abused and therefore seeks to bring an end to domestic violence.

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