Valley City Welcomes New Shelter for Abused Women and Children

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A new shelter for abused women and children will soon open in the city of Weslaco.

About 39 percent of women get turned away from a shelter everyday due to lack of space. The Angels of Love Shelter aims to close that gap. To restore neglected women and children of the Rio Grande Valley back to a healthy family setting.

Della Fay Perez – Angels of Love Shelter CEO/Founder, “There’s not enough shelters in this area to help all the women who need help. It’s going to be a big push for them so that they can break the silence and the darkness they’ve been in and seek for help.”

The shelter has already received about $20,000. The money will go to build more restroom stalls, showers, and install air conditioning in the house along with a therapy room.

Ashely HomeStore has also donated 32 new mattresses.

Bernard Kaplan – Ashley HomeStore, “The best gift we can give them is that gift of a good night sleep. These are individuals that are in tough times, and to have a clean bed to sleep on we think is very important.”

The shelter will house a total of 32 women and children. Although most of them will come from law enforcement stations, women can still contact the shelter directly. 

The shelter is set to open in December.

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