WAVI thanks community for support

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Today a local domestic violence shelter is thanking the community for its support over the years.

The Working Against Violence Center, or WAVI, held an open house tour Thursday in Rapid City, as part of its holiday kick off to thank locals for giving them the resources they need to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Community outreach director, Brian Munsell says he often sees a spike in assaults during the holiday season. He hopes the community continues its support through this time of the year.

"Come by. Donations, that's a big thing. We also take in – kind donations of all sorts of things. Whatever you and I use, we use 36 times that. Women's products. Family's products. Clothes. Those things. Just a lot of stuff," says Munsell.

According to Munsell, the shelter offered support to over 600 women and children last year and is on pace for that this year too.