People Against Rape holding yard sale to raise money

Board Chairman Michael Roach
Board Chairman Michael Roach

People Against Rape will be holding a yard sale on Saturday to raise money for the organization.

Board Chairman Michael Roach said the event will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the former PAR offices on 2154 North Center Street, Suite 302C off Ashley Phosphate Road.

Last month the organization announced that up to $80,000 was missing from their budget.  They believed it might have something to do with the mishandling of funds by a former employee.

When the missing funds were discovered, Roach and other board members contacted the IRS to perform an audit.  Grant money from the Department of Public Safety has also been suspended until the audit can be done.

PAR's operating budget is around $400,000.  Grants that were suspended make up for $300,000. PAR assists around 1,000 rape victims every year.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the missing money from the organization.

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