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millie may legacy circle

The Millie May Legacy Circle is a group of supporters who are leaving or have left a gift for Helping Hands Against Violence in their will or estate plans. Through their generosity, they will live on, ensuring that those who struggle to recover from domestic violence will always have a place to turn for help.

You can join Millie May by making a gift in your will to Helping Hands Against Violence. And please, let us know, so we can honor you as a member of the Millie May Legacy Circle.

Here are just a few members of our Legacy Circle:

Meet Legacy Circle
Founding member Millie May 1940-2015


Millie May was compassionate and bold. She was a single mom, a generous soul, and a great cook. Millie would do anything for anyone, with gusto! And when she learned about the plight of her good friend, she even mortgaged her own home to help purchase the land for our shelter. Read more...

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Meet Legacy Circle
Member Don Benton, 1948-2017


Don always wanted to make good things happen in his community. He was infamous for bidding up and buying an auction item, and then re-gifting it to the person he had just outbid. We lost Don in 2017, but even though he's gone, he's still giving. That's so like Don. Read more....


Meet Legacy Circle

Member Lorrie Wingerd

Something pulled at the Lorrie Wingerd's heart when she heard what the organization does. ​She was inspired by Millie May’s passion for helping survivors of domestic violence. It was a worthy cause, and Lorrie was happy to help in whatever way she could. Ever since 1985, Lorrie has been a dedicated Helping Hands board member—just a few years after Millie May founded the organization. Read more...

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