BROKEN BOW–The Harmonizing for Healing Hearts & Families (HHF) gala is scheduled for Saturday, October 8 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at the One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow.
The event will feature live entertainment by Dueling Pianos and a guest speaker. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. $50 per ticket/$425 for a table of 10. A steak dinner will be served followed by a live and silent auction. Auction will include a Green Mountain Grill and a fire pit among many others items!
Proceeds from the auctions go to enhance client services provided by Healing Hearts and Families such as providing shelter to individuals and their families, relocation, medical help, legal help, therapy, food, transportation, and personal hygiene items among other services.
Sue Ellen Koepke with HHF said she is grateful for the generous support of donors from the areas they serve.
“We’re very fortunate because this community is very supportive and as far as donating items that we can use for families, donating gift cards, etc,” Koepke said on the Get Up and Go Breakfast Show on September 26.
“This community is so wonderful about donating and so generous. My heartfelt appreciation to everybody who donates and supports us all year round.”
Healing Hearts and Families served approximately 630 individuals in the last year by helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, students in diversion programs, and those affected by human trafficking.
“We’re here to serve and help. You know my whole thing is everybody needs to be treated with dignity and respect and if there’s a need and if there’s a service that needs to be met, that’s what we do,” Koepke continued.
“It’s devastating. The physical abuse is bad but it heals, the mental/emotional abuse never really goes away,” Koepke said citing the importance of the HHF therapy programs.
Koepke has been helping clients for more than 20 years and said this last year is the first time HHF has run out of gas cards, grocery cards, etc. provided to clients. In one month, HHF worked to provide 40 nights of shelter to clients. State and federal funding covers the business related costs but donations are essential to provide services to clients.
“All of the funds that we get at the gala or donations go for client services and client needs. The grants cover the salary. They cover the businesses aspects,” Koepke said.
Anyone needing assistance can call the crisis line at 800-942-4040.