SAFE Place Executive Director Jennifer Fopma tells WBCK individual donors at the grassroots level have sprung into action, attempting to stem a financial crisis at the Calhoun County shelter that helps victims of domestic abuse change their lives.

But, Fopma says, while they're grateful for the $1600 in donations raised over the weekend since she went public with their crisis, they really need at least $75,000 fast in order to "stop the bleeding" and set the budget straight. Then, there's the matter of keeping the organization afloat with an 80% increase in demand for their assistance.

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