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Freshwater students donate blankets to Someplace Safe

Freshwater Middle School students made and donated tie blankets to the Someplace Safe office in Wadena and embraced the gift of giving this holiday season. Submitted photo

This holiday season the students of Freshwater Middle School in Wadena embraced the spirit of giving.

Students spent time learning about Someplace Safe, a local program for crime victim advocacy, education and a parent time center. Students and staff then made a trip to the local Hometown Crafts & Fabrics store to pick out and purchase polar fleece material to make tie blankets.

Students spent many hours working on their tie blankets and finished them just in time for the holidays. Students and staff delivered 14 tie blankets to the Someplace Safe office in Wadena and embraced the gift of giving this holiday season. Thank you Hometown Crafts & Fabrics for the support and help with materials and thank you to Someplace Safe for allowing students to experience this service and take the time to visit with them about the agency's mission.

Someplace Safe has 10 offices in nine counties. The agency provides services to all victims of crime, directly or indirectly. They are able to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence and their family through the criminal process. They also assist with service from safety planning, emergency shelter, protective orders and empowerment groups. A 24-hour crisis line is available at (800) 974-3359.

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