A kick-off event will be held tonight to help CAPSA, the Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency, raise money to build new transitional housing for its patrons. The event will be held in the offices of Advent Creative in the Emporium just across from the Coppermill restaurant at 55 N. Main. It starts at 7 p.m. In the fundraiser, teams will compete with each other in selling bricks for the facility for $50 each, and the goal is to sell 1,000 bricks. The bricks will bear whatever name the donors choose, and will be displayed prominently in a central part of the transitional housing project. The kick-off event will be an informational meeting for the different teams and may include a speaker who used transitional housing to escape an abusive situation. Everyone in the community is invited to the event. Transitional housing is needed because while CAPSA’s shelter is a valuable resource for victims of domestic violence, there are times when they need to be able to stay in a safe place for an extended period of time. Transitional housing would help. “This is a great project to be involved in,” said Marshall Thompson, a CAPSA board member. “It’s the kind of thing that makes a huge difference in the quality of people’s lives in Cache Valley.” While many groups have signed on for the brick selling effort, he said, there is always room for more. If anyone is interested in forming a team to help build CAPSA’s transitional housing project, contact Thompson at 435-512-4673 or at email@example.com.
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