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Fundraiser for safehouse capped by DesLauriers gift

Published 03/01/2010, The Daily Republic

It was a night of tears and laughter as community members gathered to raise money for the Mitchell Area Safehouse.
The tears came as attendees watched a domestic abuse victim tell her story in a film, and when Wendy Figland, Safehouse director, reflected on the abuse that continues to happen.
But the laughs outnumbered the sadness as people watched 18 volunteers — all men — walk, stomp or occasionally stumble in high heels as they delivered food to each of the 27 tables.

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