Shirley’s House of Hope co-founder receives Jefferson award
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Long time volunteer and Shirley’s House of Hope co-founder, Julie Cravillion, has been honored with the Jefferson Award.
Cravillion has spent the past 10 years raising funds for the facilities, which serves women and children hurting from domestic violence in the community.
Shirley’s House of Hope opened eight years ago in Marshfield and has served over 425 women and children. Julie has volunteered on a full-time basis from the beginning.
“My heart just broke for women caught in domestic violent situations,” she said.
Sue Poole is a co-founder of the shelter. She says Cravillion’s passion for the project is never ending.
“I can’t believe how she comes in every day so energetic and enthusiastic and does whatever it takes,” Poole said.
The Jefferson Award is a national award given to individuals that inspire others to change their communities and the world. It was founded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft Jr., and Sam Beard in 1972.