ESCANABA — A local organization that gives help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault is looking for some help of its own from the community.

Tri-County Safe Harbor in Escanaba provides shelter and outreach for residents of Delta, Menominee, and Schoolcraft Counties, and for the third year in a row, it’s holding its “Drive Away Violence” golf scramble to help raise local funds to support its efforts — efforts which are becoming more necessary.

“We’ve seen an increase over this past fiscal year in the amount of safe shelter nights we have provided,” said Crime Victims Advocate Heather Wentworth.

In addition to the four-person golf scramble at the Escanaba Country Club, the upcoming event will feature a raffle and a steak dinner to help raise money and encourage networking within the community.

“It really just brings a different variety of people out from the community, and then it also gives us [an] opportunity to find sponsorships as well as get donations from the local businesses and organizations around here,” added Wentworth. “It’s amazing how many people pull through for this kind of event.”

The scramble tees off July 7th. In the meantime, the shelter is always accepting donations. Click here for more information about Tri-County Safe Harbor and how you can lend a helping hand.