Plunge Against Domestic Violence scheduled for late October

The event is a fundraiser for Exodus Housing of Sumner, an agency that works with victims of domestic violence.

The third annual “Take the Plunge Against Domestic Violence” is scheduled for Oct. 27 at Allan Yorke Park.

The event is a fundraiser for Exodus Housing of Sumner, an agency that works with victims of domestic violence.

Participants collect money from donors and then promise to run, splash or jump into the chilly waters of Lake Tapps.

Last year’s event drew dozens of people to the park, including East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Jerry Thorson, Deputy Chief John McDonald and Bonney Lake Interim Police Chief Dana Powers among other.

The plunge raised approximately $7,500.

Costumes are encouraged and there will be prize drawings during the event.

Exodus Housing is a Sumner-based organization developed to provide transitional housing and supportive services for homeless families and victims of domestic violence in suburban and rural settings.

Since 1994, Exodus has served families who are homeless in the communities of Auburn, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Pacific, Puyallup and Tacoma.Exodus provides families who have been homeless with stable housing and reconnects families to their community through a supportive network of local mentors. They offer clients a continuum of service referrals that range from education or workforce training opportunities, counseling services, domestic violence services, legal assistance and more.

For more information or to sign up to be a part of this year’s Plunge Against Domestic Violence, visit exodushousing.org.

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