BUCKHANNON — Local tattoo artist, Kloe Tankersley, hosted a unique and successful fundraiser to support OUR House, a sober living home that provides a safe and supportive home for women in recovery.
From 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, customers lined up outside of Infiniti’s Downtown Tattoos on East Main Street, as Tankersley offered $40-$60 tattoos with all proceeds going to One Unique Recovery (OUR) House. She tattooed over 40 people Sunday and accepted donations, raising nearly $2,200 for the program.
After a long and rewarding day, Tankersley expressed her gratitude for the ability to donate to this wonderful organization. “I’m passionate about encouraging sobriety, especially within our community. I recently learned about OUR House through a client of mine, and the second I learned it was a non-profit, female-led, sober living facility, I knew I wanted to find a way to help raise donations. I think it’s especially important for women to support women.”
On 34 Hart Avenue, OUR House provides refuge, safety, and support to women in recovery. The program is intended for women coming out of substance abuse treatment facilities or correctional institutions who need a safe and supportive home. After applying to stay at OUR House, women undergo a 12-Step recovery program, all while being provided room and board, meals, transportation, job placement assistance, recreational and social activity opportunities, individual and group counseling, drug and alcohol testing, educational training, and so much more. Most importantly, the women here are surrounded by other women looking for a mutual support system.
Operating largely from donations and community supporters, fundraisers like Kloe Tankersley’s are vital to the OUR House operation.
To donate, apply, or learn more, visit www.OurHouseWV.com.