Spectrum provides support to Suffolk shelter

Published 4:58 pm Friday, September 1, 2023

Spectrum Employee Community Grants donated $10,000 to Genieve Shelter in support of its efforts in protecting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.

Officials from the broadband and cable company joined those at the shelter Wednesday, Aug. 30 for the check presentation.

The funding is provided through the Spectrum’s national philanthropic grant program to support the shelter’s programs and training services to end the cycle of violence. 


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Spectrum Area Vice President, Field Operations Kat Kerr said they are proud to support to “vital community organizations” such as the Genieve Shelter where their local employees volunteer their time. 

“Together, we’re building stronger communities like right here in Suffolk where our customers and employees live and work,” Kerr said.

Genieve Shelter Executive Director Marleisa Montgomery said they are grateful for Spectrum’s support.

“This grant is a great opportunity for the shelter because it will allow us to begin remodeling our shelter units,” Montgomery said. “Our emergency shelter was built in 2007 and hasn’t had any major improvements since.”

Also attending the presentation from Spectrum were Senior Communications Manager Stephanie Richin, Spectrum Supply Chain Supervisor Christopher Hearn and Spectrum Field Operation Manager Israel Ramos.

To make a donation to the shelter, residents can mail their checks to P.O. Box 1585, Suffolk, VA 23439, or do so online at PayPal, the Network for Good or thegenieveshelter.org/donate.