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Mary Kay donates 20K for local domestic violence programs

caines | 10/18/2012, 5:30 a.m.

State Rep. Stafford honored for her individual contributions Miami Rescue Mission [MRM], serving Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay FoundationS M. The check was presented by Jessica Bier, the great granddaughter of Mary Kay Ash (founder of Mary Kay). In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Foundation awards $20,000 grants to more than 150 domestic violence shelters across the country for a total of $3 million. As part of the special ceremony held at FIU (Betty B. Chapman Plaza) Florida House Representative, District 109, Cynthia Stafford, received honor for her work with women and the issues of domestic violence. MRM will use the grant to provide critical support for its Center for Women and Children. Were seeing so many more women with children in need," said Rev. Ronald Brimmed, president, MRM. "Were very grateful to everyone at the Mary Kay Foundation. Our vision is 'No One is Homeless' and this award will help us to continue serving so many in need."