Saving Grace paid tribute on Saturday to those who make their organization run.
The Bend non-profit provides services for those who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault.
The ‘Heroes Celebration’ was a way for the the organization to share the often delicate and private work done throughout Central Oregon.
It’s work Tristina Thomas knows all too well.
“I feel very privileged to be able to be alive to share that story and in a safe spot, cause I know that’s not always how it goes and just knowing that there is hope, there is light and everyone deserves to have a life free from violence,” said Thomas.
“Saving Grace Heroes are the incredible staff, dedicated volunteers, generous community members, and resilient survivors that stand for safety, hope and healing every day,” said Executive Director Cassi MacQueen.
The Happy Girls Run, which started and ended at Riverbend Park, benefited the organization.