Francine M. Scoborio, communications coordinator for Safe Berks, Reading (formerly Berks Women in Crisis), accepted a $360 donation from Amity Township Police Chief Andrew J. Kensey on Dec. 6.
“I wondered what to do with the money,” said Kensey, “and decided that Safe Berks was the best idea, due to their education and advocacy for women.”
Kensey said the non-profit organization provides an invaluable service to the victims of domestic violence and sexual support with its safe house and free support services.
The funds were from the sale of the police department’s “We Support Our Police” signs.
“Every chief wants a legacy. I’m proud of our police department, which is in league with an organization that makes a difference in the community. Thank you for what you do. I’ll be glad if the money can provide one room, one meal, for a woman in need.”