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ManUPstate Breakfast on November 14

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“Statistics show that only about 15% of men are abusive or violent towards women. And yet, 1 in 3 women will be victims of abuse during her lifetime. How can we, as the 85% of good, well-meaning men, allow this to happen in our presence?”  – Tony Porter, co-director of A CALL TO MEN A group of nonprofit organizations and…

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When Is It Your Business?

I like to think of myself as a man who minds his own business. But, as I was minding my own business about a year ago on a typical Thursday morning, I realized that I could not ignore what I was hearing. On that morning, I talked with a customer by phone regarding his dissatisfaction about a bill.  At the…

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Safe Harbor Oconee Shelter Campaign

SENECA, SC: Safe Harbor’s Oconee Shelter will officially open its doors for victims of domestic violence and their children on Thursday, August 14 at 5:00pm. On March 1, 2013, Safe Harbor launched a capital campaign to raise $990,000 to open a 24-hour emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children in Oconee County. On January 10, 2014, Safe…

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Safe Harbor’s 9th Annual Cycle Tour took place on Saturday, May 31 in Iva, SC.  Over 300 cyclists from across the Upstate enjoyed beautiful weather while riding through the scenic countryside of southern Anderson County. After the ride, cyclists enjoyed lunch and live music at the Iva Civic Center. The 2014 Cycle Tour raised $43,000 for Safe Harbor’s mission. Safe…

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Oconee Shelter Ribbon-Cutting


OCONEE SHELTER RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY The staff and board of Safe Harbor hosted an off-site ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Safe Harbor’s Oconee Shelter on Tuesday, July 8 at 10:00am at the Shaver Recreational Complex (698 W. S. 4th St.) in Seneca. With over 400 community members in attendance, the energy in the room was palpable. Speakers included John…

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Verizon Wireless’ long-time charitable focus has been domestic violence prevention and care through its HopeLine program. The company has an award called HopeLine Heroes to honor members of the community who use their influence to bring greater awareness to prevention efforts. Verizon Wireless has honored WYFF News 4 with the HopeLine Hero award for its recent special report, Chronicle: Living…

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Safe Harbor’s 8th Annual Cycle Tour – June 1, 2013


On June 1 at 8:15am, the eighth edition of the Safe Harbor Cycle Tour will roll out from the Civic Center in Iva, SC.  It has become a yearly tradition for many cyclists throughout the Upstate and beyond.  Crowds have grown each year and, though technically it’s a tour where folks are encouraged to come enjoy a ride through our…

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