ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM)- March is National Women’s month and WETM wants to help recognize the great contributions that women have in our community.
The Twin Tiers nominated dozens of remarkable women for the award and four of those women were selected to be finalists.
Today we announce that Deborah (Debbie) Wilson has been selected as the local finalist.
Seven years ago Wilson’s daughter was murdered by an on-again-off-again boyfriend. Wilson wanted to help other women who managed to escape their abusers so that what happened to her child wouldn’t happen to them.
Wilson, with the support of her husband and friends, created the Elizabeth Rose Ministries. Through the organization, they furnished and decorated the new homes of domestic abuse survivors.
They created a community and safe space for women to share their experiences allowing women to heal and find the strength to move on.
Wilson passed away in her home on January 14th. She was surrounded by her loved ones.
Debbie Wilson, Phil Wilson, nominated his wife after seeing the announcement for the award. He knew that by the time the winners were announced that Debbie Wilson would not make it.
Nancy Weaver, a close friend, and partner at the Elizabeth Rose Ministries will be representing Debbie Wilson for the Remarkable Woman Award.