Electric Co-op remembers Ashley Bayne with contribution

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COVINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) In Covington, SafeHome Systems, which provides support and advocacy to victims and survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence, received a special donation.

The CEO of the Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative brought a check and a promise of continuing support for the group in memory of Ashley Bayne, who was shot by a man police say she had a domestic partnership with.

"There's always going to be a need for resources like this to where people who need a safe place to go even for a short time or whatever," Shawn Hildebrand, Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative's CEO said. "And we just want to be a conduit to be able to help make that happen in the future."

Bayne, who was an accountant at the cooperative, had previously sought help from SafeHome, and her family asked for contributions to them in lieu of flowers.