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YHC Presents Check to Local Chapter of S.A.F.E.

Friday, December 2, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@yhc.edu

Young Harris College Presents Check to Local Chapter of S.A.F.E.  

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College Director of Financial Aid Linda Adams, YHC Retention Officer and S.A.F.E. Board of Directors Secretary John Kniess, Ph.D., and YHC Financial Aid Counselor Candice Shook recently presented Support in Abusive Family Emergencies, Inc. (S.A.F.E.) Volunteer Coordinator Margie Porter and Interim Executive Director Dennis Marcott with an $800 check from the College.

Young Harris College raised the money through an annual fundraising effort for S.A.F.E. coordinated by the Office of Financial Aid. The College hosts a yard sale in which the campus community donates and shops for items and makes monetary contributions.

“We are very thankful for everyone at YHC that contributed to the yard sale by baking, bringing sale items, shopping and giving monetary donations,” Adams said. “We also received a lot of help from the local community who seemed eager to shop and help the cause.”

S.A.F.E. is a non-profit organization funded by the State of Georgia, various United States federal agencies and by local contributions. S.A.F.E.'s mission is to provide support, advocacy and emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual abuse, regardless of gender, and to heighten community awareness of such abuse in Union and Towns counties.
 
For more information about S.A.F.E., contact the local chapter at (706) 379-1901 or info@safeservices.org.

About Young Harris College
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. Earlier this year, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.

(Front row, left to right) S.A.F.E. Volunteer Coordinator Margie Porter, YHC Retention Officer and S.A.F.E. Board of Directors Secretary Dr. John Kniess, (back row, left to right) S.A.F.E. Interim Executive Director Dennis Marcott, YHC Financial Aid Counselor Candice Shook, and YHC Director of Financial Aid Linda Adams.

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