The Cash in the Plate for the month of October will be donated to South Shore Resource & Advocacy Center and the United Way of North Central Mass. for the Leominster flooding victims.

October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. The South Shore Resource & Advocacy Center is a nonprofit, community-based domestic violence program that has been assisting survivors of domestic violence and their families for more than 40 years. SSRAC is committed to providing comprehensive services for intimate partner and familial victims as well as victim services and prevention for survivors and loved ones of impaired driving crashes and loved ones who have lost someone to homicide. They work to further a community culture that provides safety and support to those affected and to empower victims, survivors, and their children so they can lead lives free from domestic violence and strive to heal from the aftermath. Services are free and confidential. “Jane Doe,” the survivor who was the featured speaker at our July service on domestic violence, is among their clients.

We will also be donating to the United Way of North Central Mass. This organization is channeling funds to the Leominster Flood Relief Fund.