New Albany News

Women's network donates $20K to charity

The New Albany Women's Network donated $20,200 from its Nov. 9 charity fashion show to Rachel's House, a program that reintegrates women into society after they have been incarcerated.

Rachel's House is operated by Lower Light Ministries of Columbus.

Women who have been in prison must choose to come to Rachel's House, according to Jan Ruark, executive director of Lower Lights Ministries.

Rachel's House works with 10 to 12 women a year and has served more than 100 women since it was founded in 2002.

The New Albany Women's Network is a nonprofit organization formed in 1998 that provides "a network for all women who live or work in New Albany to enrich and foster a united community through various social, educational, outreach, and charitable programs," according to the organization's website.

-- Lori Wince