Women and children's shelter gets $50K donation

SAN LEANDRO, Calif.

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan presented a $50,000 check to Building Futures with Women and Children. The San Leandro-based nonprofit runs a hotline and shelters for battered and homeless women and their children.

"In Alameda County it's estimated that over a quarter million residents will be victims of domestic violence at some time in their lives," Chan said.

Those funds will help Building Futures get through a budget crunch.

This year, its 24-hour crisis line is on track to respond to 9,200 calls.

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