“Their support for victims of abuse in Yuma County is tremendous,” said Tori Bourguignon, executive director at Amberly’s Place. “The victim leaves knowing somebody took the time to hand-make something for them to send the message that they’re cared about and that someone took the time to create something beautiful just for them.”
The quilts provide comfort and the monetary donations made help Amberly’s continue to meet the emergent needs of abuse victims. Bourguignon shared that these needs can take the form of just about anything, from diapers and formula to new locks for a home or even replacements for tires that might have been slashed.
Bourguignon explained that if a victim cannot figure out how to clothe, feed and keep their child safe, for example, they’re not going anywhere. When victims come into Amberly’s Place, the organization helps identify their needs and works to meet them. And they wouldn’t be able to meet those needs if it weren’t for the staunch support of the Piecemakers and the community at large.
“We want to share our incredible gratitude that we have not only for Sun Vista – again because they’re a tremendous partner – but the community as well,” she said. “We’re grateful for every ounce of support from the community.”
To learn more about Amberly’s Place, visit https://www.amberlysplace.com. To learn more about the Sun Vista Piecemakers and making a donation to their cause, individuals can contact Marion Gilkey at (928) 920-2729.
Sisko J. Stargazer can be reached at 928-539-6849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.