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Vandals break into WAVI home, steal children’s gifts

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Working Against Violence (WAVI) is a non-profit organization in Rapid City that is dedicated to providing survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking, vital services such as safe emergency shelter, crisis management, food, transportation, and supportive services.

Donating to local non-profit organizations can be a great way to give back to your community in a non-expensive way, and during the holidays these donations can go a long way.

Especially in light of the recent break-in at the facility. Two weeks before Christmas, unknown individual(s) burglarized and vandalized the building that helps hundreds of women and families every year. Taken were Christmas gifts and clothing and shoes for children, office technology and supplies.

In addition, there is damage to doors, windows and walls.

In the midst of this recent setback, WAVI is hoping the community will give survivors a chance to celebrate a happy holiday.

They are asking for basic needs for women, from coats and pants in all sizes to towels and toothpaste. Through their holiday wish list, you can find everything they might need this season.

“Items we are looking for are new pajamas for adults and children, said Kristina Summons, development director for WAVI. “And we always need sweats and leggings and warm tops.”

WAVI is also in need of gift cards to coffee shops and grocery stores.

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