Cooper’s Seafood House presented the Women’s Resource Center(WRC) a check for $11,000 from its one-day lobster bisque soup sale held on October 17th as part of recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Cooper’s generously donated 100% of all the proceeds from the sale.
“After hearing the stories from WRC survivors, we felt it was necessary that we lend a hand to help stop domestic violence and sexual violence” said Jack Cooper, co-owner, Cooper’s Seafood House. “Therefore, we decided to do a soup sale to benefit the Center.”
“We are so grateful for the support Cooper’s Seafood has shown the Women’s Resource Center” said Peg Ruddy, Executive Director for the Women’s Resource Center. “The sale helped raise critical funding and without the support of businesses like Cooper’s and our community we wouldn’t be able to help thousands of adults and children in our area building a new life free from violence.”
Left to Right: (Top Row) Dr. Robert Naismith, Volunteer, Women’s Resource Center (WRC); Paul Cooper, Co-Owner, Cooper’s Seafood House ; Jack Cooper, Co-Owner, Cooper’s Seafood House; Steve Cooper, Co-Owner, Cooper’s Seafood House. (Bottom Row) Claudia Naismith, Board Member, WRC; Amy Everetts, Director of Development, (WRC) ; Peg Ruddy, Executive Director, WRC; and Steve Strelecki, Kitchen Manager, Cooper’s Seafood House.