YWCA OKC receiving $75,000

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OKLAHOMA CITY- The Oklahoma City YWCA receives $75,000 from The Fred Jones Family Foundation Tuesday.

The Mary Eddy Jones Signature Grant money will be used towards the beautification of the YWCA facility.


Updates to the OKC facility will include fencing, security, trees, shrubs and flowerbeds to provide tranquility for those escaping violence, sexual assault and stalking.

“The YWCA Oklahoma City provides critical, life-saving services for victims of domestic violence,” said Jan Peery, CEO of YWCA Oklahoma City. “The Mary Eddy Jones Signature gift will enable us to asl add a touch of beauty to the safe-haven of our shelter services.”

The Fred Jones Family Foundation created the Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift in honor of the late Mary Eddy Jones to continue her legacy in the areas to which she was so devoted.

The YWCA anticipates the project to be completed by the end of 2014.

To find more information on the Fred Jones Family Foundation, visit the foundation’s website at www.fredjonesfamilyfoundation.com.

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. For more information visit www.ywca.org.

Pictured in the photo is L to R: Wendy Smith House, Vice President of the Fred Jones Family Foundation; Kirk Hall, Chairman and President of the Fred Jones Family Foundation; Janet Peery, CEO of the YWCA; Brooks Hall, Jr., Fred Jones Family Foundation board member.

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