Women and children's shelter gets $50K donation

July 18, 2012 4:31:41 AM PDT
A Bay Area organization vital to the lives of women and children who have nowhere to turn received a much-needed donation Tuesday.

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.