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February 8: Ruth’s House of Hope Day

February 1, 2020

Office of the Mayor
City of Faribault
Proclamation
WHEREAS, a visionary group of founding mothers opened Ruth’s
House in 2004 in response to an unmet need for safe shelter for homeless
women and children in Rice County; and
WHEREAS, Ruth’s House of Hope provides over 7,000 nights of safe
housing to over 120 women and children each year in its
emergency/transition shelter and permanent supportive housing units; and
WHEREAS, Ruth’s House of Hope has served over 1,800 women and
children during its 15 years; and
WHEREAS, the community benefits from Ruth’s House of Hope
support to women and children fleeing domestic violence, experiencing
homelessness, struggling with poverty, and facing chemical dependency by
providing compassionate care and treating all women and children with
dignity and respect; and
WHEREAS, Ruth’s House of Hope is hosting their annual Hearts Gala
on February 8, 2020.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kevin F. Voracek, Mayor of the City of
Faribault, do hereby proclaim February 8, 2020 as Ruth’s House of Hope
Day in Faribault.
In witness whereof I have hereunto
Set my hand and cause the seal to
be affixed
Mayor
Date January 28, 2020