YWCA OKC Receives $75,000 Grant From Fred Jones Family Foundation

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 1:22 pm
By: News 9

The YWCA Oklahoma City receives a $75,000 grant from the Fred Jones Family Foundation Tuesday to help provide tranquility for those who are victims of domestic violence.

The $75,000 grant will be used on the YWCA OKC facility. Updates will include fencing, security, trees, shrubs and flowerbeds. The YWCA provides services for those escaping violence, sexual assault and stalking.

"The YWCA Oklahoma City provides critical, life-saving services for victims of domestic violence," said Jan Peery, CEO of YWCA Oklahoma City. "The Mary Eddy Jones Signature gift will enable us to also add a touch of beauty to the safe-haven of our shelter services."

The Fred Jones Family Foundation created the Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift in honor of the late Mary Eddy Jones to continue her legacy in the areas to which she was so devoted.

"My grandmother, Mary Eddy Jones, consistently sought to improve the arts, culture and beautification throughout central Oklahoma," Kirk Hall, President of the Fred Jones Family Foundation said. "We're overjoyed to have the opportunity to continue my grandmother's legacy by investing in the YWCA's Oklahoma City facility."

The YWCA anticipates the project to be completed by the end of 2014.

Two other nonprofit organizations also received support from the Fred Jones Family Foundation. Sunbeam Family Services and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma were awarded $20,000 and $10,000, respectively, for the advancement of their organizations.