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Diana Gil's Fundraiser:

YWCA Union County

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THE STORY:

Let's raise awareness on Domestic Violence together!

As many of you may know I am currently working at the YWCA Union County with victims of Domestic Violence and Hurricane Sandy.  I believe in giving back to the community and I’m all about Womyn Empowerment, but what some may not know is my personal connection with Domestic Violence.

At the age of 18 I made the decision of obtaining a FRO (Final Restraining Order) on a past partner. As a freshman in college I never expected this to happen to me. I never expected having numerous court hearings, getting a lawyer and having a restraining order on someone that is for life. This was not easy and it is something that took a lot of courage. Fortunately, I had resources and support from loved ones. This experience does NOT define who I am, but it is something that will forever be with ME. The trauma associated with DV is not short-live, and usually take months to reconcile; especially for someone who gets to the point of leaving the abusive relationship. Besides physical abuse, DV may also include psychological abuse, financial abuse, and emotional abuse (among other forms). It is our job as a COMMUNITY to assist victims of DV by making these resources available and raising awareness.

Some important things to think about:

-The danger of Domestic Violence rises when the victim tries to leave the abusive relationship.
-1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
-There is an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
-Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.

If you are dissatisfied with your job or roommate would you be able to leave them immediately? Overnight? You probably wouldn’t leave your job, because you need the money, or even leave your roommate because a sudden change would inconvenience you greatly. Now think how complicated that question might be if asked to a victim of DV with children, someone who is living paycheck to paycheck, and is an undocumented immigrant. These complications make escaping domestic violence seemingly impossible for its victims, and a donation can assist someone in need of resources; or FEEL FREE TO CREATE YOUR OWN PAGE.


Some of us may or may not know someone who suffers from Domestic Violence, whether they speak up about it or not, I believe we should raise awareness and help them reach a path towards positive healing.

 

In Happiness,

 

Diana Gil
 

 

$510

MONEY RAISED
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  • Diana Gil

    $30

  • Irv Gertner

    $30

  • Larry Feather

    $25

  • Vasilios (Billy)

     

  • Evil

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shakia W.

    $10

  • DK

     

  • Jasmine R.

     

  • Trisha Fuentes

    $25

  • Krista

    $10

  • Valerie V.

    $20

  • Harold Arango

    $20

  • marileidy morel

    $20

  • Jennifer Suarez

    $30

  • loy

    $20

  • Warren

    $50

  • Karen Gil-Rozza

    $25

  • Terilye

    $20

  • AA

     

  • Erika Urdaneta

     

  • Mercedes Lopez

    $15

  • Tiffany

    $40

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102% Raised of$500 Goal

The Team: $10,295 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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YWCA OF EASTERN UNION COUNTY

Amount Raised

$5,642

 

38% Raised of$15,000 Goal

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Ana Martinez

Amount Raised

$1,030

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Jan Lilien

Amount Raised

$825

 

165% Raised of$500 Goal

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Jennifer Vriens

Amount Raised

$675

 

135% Raised of$500 Goal

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Diana Gil

Amount Raised

$510

 

102% Raised of$500 Goal

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Trisha Espinoza

Amount Raised

$350

 

70% Raised of$500 Goal

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Tara Packard

Amount Raised

$330

 

110% Raised of$300 Goal

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Lori Cicali

Amount Raised

$318

Donor Comments

Tiffany

Tiffany

DONATION: $40

In memory of my aunt Ruth Fuentes who passed away from Domestic Violence Abuse <3 6 years ago

Mercedes Lopez

Mercedes Lopez

DONATION: $15

Love You Diana! 6 years ago

Erika Urdaneta

Erika Urdaneta

6 years ago

AA

AA

6 years ago

Terilye

Terilye

DONATION: $20

Domestic violence is a very serious issue and I'm glad I can contribute to this! 6 years ago

Karen Gil-Rozza

Karen Gil-Rozza

DONATION: $25

You're doing a great job! 6 years ago

Warren

Warren

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

loy

loy

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Jennifer Suarez

Jennifer Suarez

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

marileidy morel

marileidy morel

DONATION: $20

Very Inspiring 6 years ago