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Nearly $1.2M raised to open Oconee Co. Safe Harbor shelter

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The million dollar check is given to Safe Harbor. (Jan. 10, 2014/FOX Carolina) The million dollar check is given to Safe Harbor. (Jan. 10, 2014/FOX Carolina)
WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

In nine months, a campaign to open a 24-hour emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children in Oconee County has raised nearly $1.2 million.

Representatives of Safe Harbor and the Oconee County Sheriff's Office held a press conference Friday to announce how much the campaign had raised and thank donors for their generosity.

At the event, a check for $1,176,960 was donated to Safe Harbor for the shelter, which will pay for the new building and operations for three years.

Safe Harbor is a nonprofit organization that offers a safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, and other services for victims of domestic violence and their children. The group also works to prevent and educate the community about domestic violence across the Upstate.

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