Purse Auction Helps Victims Of Domestic Violence


      Buying a Kate Spade purse can help a woman in need. A popular auction raises awareness for a serious issue that hits close to home.

      From high fashion to the eclectic, and everything in between. These ladies get the chance to bid on their favorite accessory, all to help the S.A.F.E. Center.

      It's 'Purses for a Purpose'; raising money to help victims of sexual and domestic violence in the Kearney area, and judging by the popularity of this event, the community is ready to help.

      "I think that the growth of this event has really shown us that people do care in this community," said Executive Director Nikki Gausman. "We've known that all along and I think people are more aware of issues of violence, they want to be able to step up and speak up about that violence."

      Organizers hope to raise about $50,000 which will support the services offered to victims, as well as provide education to community members.