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Bill Schuette discusses Shelterhouse’s “100-men or more” campaign

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For the tenth year in a row Midland’s Shelterhouse, which provides shelter and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, is running its “100-men or more” campaign to raise funding for the non-profit.

This year, former Attorney General Bill Schuette is the spokesperson for the campaign.

Janine Ouderkirk is the executive director of Shelterhouse. She said Schuette’s work investigating a backlog of untested rape kits in Detroit makes him a good example for the organization.

“So that is why I asked Bill to be our 100-Men champion. He’s been a great asset to our community and a great asset to Shelterhouse for so many years.”

Schuette urged the Midland community to show support for Shelterhouse.

“We hope that people will man up, that guys will come together, bring a friend, encourage others to write that check,” he said. “We’re about halfway there we’re hoping to raise some $15,000.”

Ouderkirk said supporting the organization is more important now than ever.

According to their data, Shelterhouse has served roughly 34% more victims of sexual assault this year, compared with last year.