A facility that provides comfort to sexual assault victims in eight central Iowa counties is holding its primary fundraiser for the year tonight in Fort Dodge. The Webster County Fairgrounds is hosting the 14th annual Cake Auction for the Domestic Sexual Assault Outreach Center.
The center’s spokeswoman Sue Rutz says the cakes will come in all sizes, flavors and price ranges. She says some cakes are very extravagant pieces of art while others may be more ordinary.
Last year’s auction raised $58,000 for the work of the center. Rutz says the event is the main fund raiser for this organization that serves the region’s victims and families of domestic and sexual violence.
The center has been serving six counties: Webster, Wright, Hamilton, Humboldt, Calhoun and Pocahontas, and has just added two more — Carroll and Crawford counties.
Rutz says they’ve expanded the service area but they’re working from essentially the same budget, so she says the fundraiser is very important. For more information, call the center at (515) 955-2273 or visit its website: www.myfortdodge.com/profile/dsaocfd .