Fire Department helps women's shelter celebrate its 35th anniversary

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The Hudson Fire Department Association, along with 34 other organizations including three from Hudson - The Carriage Group, Bug Buster, Inc., and Kathy Reid Prudential Realty - have joined together to support the Battered Women's Shelter's 35th Anniversary Alliance.

Dana Zedak, director of community relations for Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina counties and wife of Hudson Fire Lt. Jay Zedak, brought the request for help to the HFDA.

Ed Stein, HFDA president, said the request made good sense.

"We are trained to help people escape harm in an emergency," he said. "This contribution allowed us to help people escape harm dealt at the hand of another. We felt this was something we should support."

Dana Zedak says they are thrilled to have the support of the HFDA and the other organizations during the 35th Anniversary Alliance.

"The BWS 35th Anniversary Alliance raised the stated goal of $12,250 which will be used to help serve the 6,000 individuals seen each year," she said.

The HFDA, a 501(c)(3) organization made of up of current firefighters and officers, is charged with providing for the civic, social and education improvement of members and the community. Through various fundraising efforts, the HFDA supports fire education programs, a college level education scholarship and organizations important to members and the community.

For more information on the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, visit

www.scmcbws.org.

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