Hundreds attend high tea to raise money for Helpmate
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Hundreds gathered in Asheville on Thursday to raise money for domestic violence victims.
"Scandal" actress and Asheville native, Bellamy Young, sent a video for a Women's High Tea at the Renaissance Hotel to benefit Helpmate.
Young is the honorary chair for the domestic violence non-profit.
A record number of people attended the event on Thursday, which is held every other year as a fundraiser.
"Over the past four years, Buncombe County has seen an amazing amount of change in the way that we respond to and address the issue of domestic violence," April Burgess-Johnson said. "And those changes have really functioned to funnel victims towards Helpmate's services."
They're still adding up the donations, but this year's goal was $100,000.