LeeShore Executive Director Cheri Smith says the amount was split: $2,545 in cash pledges and $13,940 worth of in-kind donations. She says it’s been a difficult year for the Kenai Peninsula… Smith: “Typically we have 20-25 women and kids in the shelter a day. That number can go up and down, depending. The past few months we’ve been running over capacity and we are a 32-bed shelter. Anything that people can do to help is greatly appreciated.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The 28th Annual LeeShore Center Radiothon raised more than $15,000 worth of cash and in-kind donations this morning, helping support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Smith’s co-host was State Senator Peter Micciche, who spoke of the multi-faceted approach the community needs to take to domestic violence… The Center is still accepting donations at their location on S. Spruce St in Kenai. Sen. Micciche(R-K. Pen): “In this time of challenging economics in the state of Alaska, I’ve still been pushing for full funding of CDVSA, which has been reduced somewhat, and that’s Alaska’s Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. So I reviewed the 2015 Alaska Dashboard this morning and it’s obvious that my goal of no longer having a need for shelters or domestic violence, sexual assault services in the state is just not realistic, unfortunately. We’ve gained in some areas, we’ve lost in others.” Micciche spoke of recent legislation passed by the State Legislature to ensure Alaskan children are taught about domestic violence and learn some of the paths that lead to violent relationships.