Local Support of Domestic Violence Shelter Makes a Difference in the Community

SM&P has been a longstanding and generous financial sponsor of LiveSafe Resources, and their support recently extended beyond monetary contributions. A group of employees dedicated their morning to donating their time and talents, uniting men, women, and children in a week-long effort called Project Shine Bright! According to Mallori Bruning, the Interim Executive Director of LSR, this project provided the organization’s 40-bed, domestic violence shelter with a much-needed revitalization.

Although it had been years since the shelter had undergone any renovations, the collective effort of the community coming together for a common cause was a heartening sight. Mallori expressed gratitude for the numerous volunteers who eagerly stepped up and often took on multiple shifts, reaffirming the unwavering support of the community.

Janet Bass, the Firm’s data specialist coordinator and resource manager, was particularly impressed by the level of support and the opportunities that the organization provides to those seeking assistance.

“As I cleaned the floors of the main level, I realized the significance of my seemingly small contribution. Each bit of grime I removed would enhance the overall ambiance and purpose of the makeover, making the space more inviting and helping the occupants feel more at ease. I sincerely hope those utilizing this area will feel welcome, find solace, and be able to prioritize themselves and their families during their stressful period.”

Mary Montgomery, the Firm’s founder and managing partner emphasized that LSR has been serving the community for a century. “As a family law firm, we stand behind their dedication to offering safety, healing, dignity, and respect to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, providing them with a voice and instilling hope for a brighter future,” she added.

Janet expressed her deep appreciation for SM&P’s commitment to giving back to the community and pledged to participate in more projects like this in the future.