Posted by Bob Buck on Nov 19, 2018
The Holmen Area Rotary Club recently donated Festival Foods Gift cards so that 10 families in New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers' program could have a Thanksgiving meal. If you are not familiar with New Horizon's , check them out at  They are on the front line in the fight against domestic and sexual abuse in the La Crosse area. New Horizons provides shelter and services to a seven county (population 238,236) area in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide emergency shelter and food to victims of domestic violence and their children. Along with the physical needs, New Horizon's also provides ongoing counseling and advocacy programs. In 2017 they fielded over 2500 calls to their crisis line,  provided over 260 men women and children with more than 10,000 nights of safe shelter and provided free and confidential services to over 1500 victims. New Horizon's receives some grants but relies heavily on donated funds to do their work. If you aren't a donor today, think about adding this worthwhile cause to your list.