High School Baseball Team Helps Local Shelter, Homerun after Homerun Hospital donates $1,050 to Fair Haven via WCHS Varsity Baseball

Today three local entities came together to make a months’ long endeavor official. Representatives from the Wayne County High School Varsity Baseball Team, Fair Haven Shelter and Wayne Memorial Hospital gathered to celebrate a $1,050 donation to Fair Haven. As they have in years past, Wayne Memorial committed to give Fair Haven $50 for every home run the baseball team scored in the season. Ending the season with 21 homeruns (with 14 of them scored by Mr. Luke Boykin), the grand total going to Fair Haven amounted to $1,050. All parties met up at the new Fair Haven Community Resource Center, located at 261 South Brunswick Street, to make the gift official.

Angie Jones, the hospital’s Assistant Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Quality and Risk Management, shared, “As a Fair Haven Board Member and hospital employee, I know the need in this community for the services Fair Haven offers its clients. We are grateful to have a local organization such as Fair Haven serve as a safety net for victims of domestic violence.”

Dana Mathis, Executive Director of Fair Haven, added, “We are delighted to receive this donation from the team and hospital. It’s the largest yet that has been made through the project and we are certainly grateful. In conjunction with our new community resource center, we are hoping to use these funds to help even more people. It’s amazing what a group of young people and civic-minded people can do to help non-profits like us.”

Wayne County High School’s Baseball Coach Justin McDonald said, “We are excited as a baseball program to continue each year to participate in this community service partnership with Wayne Memorial Hospital and Fair Haven. An important part of our program is being able to serve our community and this is one of the many ways that we can do that. We want to thank Wayne Memorial and Fair Haven for allowing us to be a part of this project and a special thanks to the players that continue to make the contributions possible.”

Fair Haven is a 12-bed facility that focuses on giving victims of domestic violence a safe place to heal while providing resources to begin a new life. If you or someone you love is a victim of domestic violence, call Fair Haven at 912-588-9999. If you would like to give of your time, talents or resources, you may also contact Fair Haven at fairhavenjesup.org. The Fair Haven Market, located at 488 Southwest Broad Street in downtown Jesup, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.