Angel House Receives $100,000 Donation

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A home for abused woman and children was threatened with closing its doors after losing it's federal funding.

But someone's come to the rescue to help save Angel House. 

They needed over $200,000 to keep their doors open, and today they received half of that from an Odessa businessman. 

Victims of domestic violence and rape have found a refuge inside it's walls since 2001. 

NewsWest 9 spoke with the director of the shelter, she says the donation speaks volumes about our community.

"Ector County citizens, they come together in the time of need," Renee Morris, Director of Angel House, said. "They really do. It does take a community to support one another."

Angel House is the only shelter for family violence victims in eight counties. 

The shelter plans to stay open while it tries to raise another $100,000 to remain open.