Sheltering Wings, a domestic violence women’s shelter located in Danville, IN, was honored by the White House Faith-Based and Community Initiatives during their Innovations in Effective Compassion Conference held on June 26th and June 27th in Washington, D.C.
In May of 2008 the shelter had an opportunity to enter its children’s video, titled The Need For Change Is Now, in the Portraits of Compassion video contest, sponsored by the Health and Human Services division of the White House Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Zach Rosing Productions originally produced this video in April of 2007.
This video was selected in the top four Honorable Mentions received throughout the United States and was premiered during the conference. Speakers included the President of the United States George W. Bush as well as many other national and state dignitaries.
A winning version of The Need for Change is Now can be viewed at the Department of Health and Human Services website, and the original video can be viewed above.