WAVI plumbing problem prompts need for help from public

Plumbing problems at a domestic violence shelter in Rapid City have the organization seeking help from the public.

Last week, Working Against Violence, Incorporated had a plumbing failure, and won't have water for another two weeks while they wait for a part.
Because of that, 35 women and children had to be moved to a separate, secure location and staff are working out of both places.

Kristina Simmons, Development Director with WAVI says, "It can wear down on our staff but thankfully we have a great staff and our clients have been upbeat. To see the willpower of the human spirit has been humbling to say the least.The outpouring of the community has been wonderful as well."

The temporary location doesn't have a kitchen or a microwave - so WAVI staff are looking for people to donate hot meals - as well as disposable products such as folks, plates and napkins.
The organization could also use towels and womens and childrens underwear.
To help or donate, you can reach them at 341-3292.