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House of Ruth Hosts 12th Annual Crabaret Event

This past Thursday, July 10th, the House of Ruth Maryland held their 12th Annual Crabaret presented by Allstate. The event, hosted by Chef John Shields, took place in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Sculpture Garden. An estimated 500 donors came to enjoy delicious food, experience the beautiful garden, and support a great cause. All of the proceeds went to funding the programs at the House of Ruth Maryland.

Considered to be the “summer’s finest party,” this annual celebration featured Chef Shields’ tasty crab dishes, craft brews from Heavy Seas Beer, live music performed by The Swingin’ Swamis, and a silent and live auction.

As explained by Executive Director Sandi Timmins, the House of Ruth provides “direct services to victims of intimate partner violence – everything from an emergency shelter, to transitional housing, counseling, legal services, and support for friends and family members as well.”

House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end domestic violence against women and their children by confronting attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear. Since its founding in 1977, House of Ruth Maryland has helped more than 100,000 victims through its shelter, 24-hour hotline, counseling, outreach, training and legal services.

Honorable attendees included Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, who voiced his support. He applauded the organization, stating that “not only is the House of Ruth an effective domestic violence service provider, it is the largest and most effective in the state of Maryland… I commend the the House of Ruth and I lend my support.”

For more information about the House of Ruth and their programs, click here.



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