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Domestic Abuse Shelter Named After AARP Volunteer

Lily Kongslein
Lily Kongslein, a tireless volunteer who led Rhinelander’s AARP chapter for many years, will be honored this weekend by her community for her lifetime of service.

The Tri-County Board of Directors has decided to rename and rededicate its domestic violence shelter at an open house on April 27, when they will announce that the new name of the shelter is “Lily’s House.”

Lily, who will be 91 this July, volunteered at the Tri-County council, working with many different directors, board members, advocates and victims at the shelter. For nearly 25 years she was a passionate victim’s advocate, volunteering more than 2,300 hours a year for the agency. The shelter house provides a safe place for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault when they flee an abuser or violent home.

Our AARP Wisconsin office will be making a donation to the shelter on Lily’s behalf in recognition of this great honor.  Thanks to Lily and to all of you who volunteer your time to make your communities better places to live.

Read more about Lily’s honor.

Photo Credit: Star Journal Now

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