Delaware Township supervisors unanimously voted to donate $5000 to Safe Haven of Pike County, the local domestic violence and sexual assault responders.
It is the first time the township has made a cash donation to Safe Haven.
Dingman Township has given $10,000 to Safe Haven annualy for years, including 2012.
In Delaware, the money will come out of the 2012 budget. The current supervisors decided to delay work on the fence at the skateboard park and use that money as a donation instead.
Delaware Township residents receive 22 percent of the services provided by Safe Haven, Supervisors said.
Safe Haven representatives requested a donation in early January.
Before voting on the donation, supervisors considered what other nonprofits they might give to instead. The Pike County Humane Society was mentioned.
Supervisor Tom Ryan turned away from that idea saying the Humane Society is not a human service.
“I like dogs but I’m not into that. It’s got to have two feet , walk and speak,” Ryan said.
The donation will be reconsidered each year during budget talks.
The township will also offer to sell Safe Haven some 30 cell phones it is not currently using for one dollar.
If you or someone you love wants to address a difficult relationship, Safe Haven can help. Call