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April 21, 2013

‘Jailbirds’ raise $12,000 for domestic violence shelter

RICHMOND — “Help me, I’m in jail!”

That was probably the last thing many people thought they’d hear on a voicemail message from Jamie Jordan, youth pastor at First United Methodist Church in Richmond.

Getting people to call back and make a donation for his “bail” at Friday’s Jail and Bail event for Hope’s Wings was his goal, Jordan said.

He sat across from another “jailbird,” dental student Tyler Sanslow, at noon in the community room of Central Bank. They were going through their cell phone address books, calling everyone they knew while snacking on some chicken sandwiches.

Sanslow had already met his $500 “bail,” but he was still making calls.

“This is a competition,” Sanslow said with a laugh, and Jordan agreed.

This is only the second year of the fundraiser, but it raised nearly $5,000 more than last year, according to Hope’s Wings Executive Director Stephanie Lainhart. The grand total Friday was $12,070.

The money will go directly to the shelter for expenses that grants do not cover, such as food and utility bills, as well as fuel and upkeep for vehicles used to transport shelter residents to appointments and job interviews.

Since it opened in 2006, the emergency shelter has provided temporary safe housing for 300 women and children, Lainhart told the Madison Fiscal Court last month. Hope’s Wings also provides transitional housing; child, court and medical advocacy; a 24/7 emergency line; counseling and support groups; and community referrals.

Federal grant funding will allow the shelter to remain open until at least June 2014, Lainhart reported.

Several other well-known Madison County residents were “arrested” by Richmond police officers to help raise money for the shelter.

In addition to Jordan and Sanslow, participants included: Misty Lakes, state Rep. Rita Smart, Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes, his wife, Jan Barnes; Richmond city commissioners Robert Blythe and Jim Newby; Deputy Judge/Executive Linda Ginter, Dana Sarver, Dr. David O’Dell, Cathy Gedeon, Wayne Robertson, Chad Lainhart, Christy Green and Sheriff’s Deputy Nolan “Peanut” Winkler.

Big World also lent his name to the fundraiser although he wasn’t able to make it to the event. Contributions still came in for him, including a check all the way from Arkansas. Big World raised a total of  $240, Lainhart said.

Chik-fil-A provided meals for the second year, and Cumulus Radio and Richmond’s Paradise Falls donated prizes for the top fundraisers. Ginter raised the most money, according to Lainhart.

Donations for Hope’s Wings are needed and accepted all year round. They can be made online by going to and clicking on the yellow “donate” button in the top, right-hand corner of the homepage.

Contributions also can be mailed to Hope’s Wings, PO Box 488, Richmond, KY.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at or 624-6694.

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