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MARY'S House (Ministry Alliance for Regaining Your Safety) is an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Pickens County, South Carolina.

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Gettys Middle School students and parents participated in the 'Get Colored Purple Run for 51' to benefit MARY'S House and Safe Harbor, shelters for victims of domestic violence. The GMS Junior Honor Society event was held in memory of Daniel Smith, a former student at Gettys Middle School in Easley. Daniel and his mother both lost their lives to domestic violence, at the hands of Daniel's stepfather. Click here to read The Christian View magazine's article and to view 45 photos of the event.

The Doodle Trail Fun Run was held on the Easley Doodle Trail as a fundraiser for MARY'S House. Click here to view The Christian View magazine's photos from the event.

MARY'S House held a prayer vigil at Easley City Hall to bring awareness to domestic violence and to remember victims and their families. Click here to read The Christian View magazine's in-depth article and to view The Christian View magazine's photos from the vigil.

A memorial announcement was made at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway that Motor Racing Outreach Association (MRO), drivers, and friends of Greenville-Pickens Speedway are sponsoring a room at MARY'S House in memory of five-year-old Harper Edens and nine-year-old Hayden King. The two Easley children died of gunshot wounds to the head in their car outside the Speedway this summer, as victims of domestic violence. Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark and MARY'S house Director Kristina Smith spoke during the announcement at the Speedway. Greenville-Pickens Speedway Chaplain Dale Tyre gave an invocation, and driver Tasha Porter Kummer sang The National Anthem before the start of the race. Click here to read The Christian View magazine's article and to view all of The Christian View magazine's photos from the event.

A fundraiser for MARY'S House was held at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, featuring a classic car show, music by the Sweet Potato Pie Kids and the Accidental String Band, food, and more. Read The Christian View magazine's article on the fundraiser and view more than 40 photos inside.

MARY'S House held a candlelight prayer vigil outside the Pickens County Courthouse in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Click here to view photographs and to read The Christian View magazine's in-depth article

More to come ...