The Human Response Network Recognizes Stand-Up Guys.
These Men Stand Up for Women!
(Chehalis, WA) The Human Response Network (HRN) in Chehalis recognizes four local men who have kicked off HRN’s “Stand-Up Guys” program with a major contribution. A “Stand-Up Guy” is a man who believes in, and lives, a life that says every woman should be treated with respect and should live a life without violence. HRN is seeking 100 men in Lewis County willing to give $100 in honor of a woman who has made a difference. Every Stand-Up Guy will receive a gold-embossed certificate from The Human Response Network citing his name and the name of the woman he wishes to honor with his contribution. Each Stand-Up Guy will also be cited on HRN’s FaceBook page.
Judge Mike Roewe, Chehalis City Councilman Anthony Ketchum, Attorney Allen Unzelman, (all on the Board of Directors of HRN) and HRN CEO David Eatwell have each pledged $300 in honor of the twelve women who work as advocates for HRN. According to Judge Roewe, “We honor them for the difference they make in the lives of so many other women and children.”
The funds raised through the Stand-Up Guy program will support advocacy services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and operation of HRN’s SafeHaven, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
The Stand-Up Guy program marks HRN’s first step in recruiting men in a broader effort to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. Says Eatwell, “When I go out to speak to groups such as Rotary or Kiwanis, I compare domestic violence advocacy to a heart transplant, only in this case the domestic violence advocate is both the surgeon and the organ donor. These women put so much of themselves into each client, supporting, sharing of their own strength, and guiding through the mazes that are our legal and medical systems.”
HRN has responded to domestic violence and sexual assault by providing shelter and advocacy to victims for more than 40 years. This year, HRN will initiate enhanced efforts to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Human Response Network has this question for the men of Lewis County:
Are you a Stand-Up Guy?
Stand-Up Guys Step Up!
Leading men in the community have stepped up to participate in the Human Response Network’s “Stand-Up Guys” program to support advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and operation of HRN’s SafeHaven, a shelter for battered women and their children.
A “Stand-Up Guy” is a man who believes and lives a life that says that every woman should always be treated with respect and should live a life without violence. HRN has asked men to give $100 in honor of a woman who has made a difference in their lives. Here is a sampling of the men who have responded to this appeal:
Dr.Paul Williams honored his wife, Theresa;
Patrick Allison honored his wife, Ruth;
Dan Keahey honored his wife, Sheri;
Leon Bowman honored his wife, Rose;
Max Vogt honored his mother, Bette Stolley.
HRN Board members Mike Roewe, Tony Ketchum, and Allen Unzelman, along with CEO David Eatwell kicked in $300 each in a combined contribution of $1,200 to honor the 12 women who provide advocacy services to the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Any man who wishes to have his name added to the list of Stand-Up Guys in Lewis County should contact CEO Dave Eatwell at ExDir@HRNLC.org or (360) 520-9776.