Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Samaritan Village to Celebrate Opening of its First Women’s Home in Orlando


ORLANDO, Fla. – Samaritan Village is opening its first home in Orlando, offering hope to women transitioning from chemical dependency and sexual exploitation to a place of healing and wholeness.

 On the evening of Saturday, Sept. 10, Samaritan Village is inviting the Orlando community to come celebrate the opening of “Ruth’s House” at the 2nd Annual Samaritan Village Benefit Dinner and Auction. Last year, this community event jumpstarted the Orlando-based ministry, and this year, it is a chance to commemorate progress while moving forward to welcome women into recovery.

 The inspired theme of the evening is the “The Road that Ruth Took,” reflecting the journey of women from hurting to healing. Through “Ruth’s House,” women are enabled to leave former lives of exploitation and dependency, to be restored and empowered to live full and meaningful lives.

 Hosted at Summit Church, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for this “cocktail casual” night. A Silent Auction, starting at 6 p.m., will offer benefit auction items that include pieces from renowned local artists and a getaways to the mountains of North Carolina.

 Live music and a fashion show from Transitions (Samaritan Village’s resale boutique) will keep the evening lively as guests enjoy dinner by local BBQ sensation, 4Rivers Smokehouse.

Tickets for the evening are $35 per person and may be purchased online at General information, including location details, may be found on the website. Table sponsorship opportunities are also still available.

Event Coordinator Marissa Burns may be contacted for more information on the evening, details on sponsorship opportunities or the ministry of Samaritan Village. (Phone: 727-424-7748 / Email:

Samaritan Village, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity registered in the state of Florida. Donations are tax deductible, and support “Ruth’s House,” a place for women to learn life and career skills, relapse prevention and transformational thinking.

 Contact:  Marissa Burns, Phone: 727-424-7748,

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