Kristin's Fund is awarding its first domestic violence prevention and education grant to Catholic Charities of Herkimer County.

The grant is the result of donations and proceeds from the inaugural Kristin's Fund Gala.

Kristin's Fund was established to honor the life and legacy of Kristin Palumbo Longo of Frankfort, who was a domestic violence homicide victim.

Catholic Charities will use the $50,000 grant to hire a full-time community outreach/education coordinator to serve Herkimer County.

In 2016, domestic violence programs at Catholic Charities of Herkimer County provided services to about 500 individuals.

Meanwhile, the next Kirstin's Fund Gala will be held on Saturday, March 10th at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino.

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