June 12, 2017
Howdy, all! Thanks for dropping by my fundraising page! As many of you know, I have been working at Hope Crisis Center for the last five years. We are a small non-profit organization that serves survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout seven counties in Southeast Nebraska. During my time here, I have become keenly aware of the impact domestic violence and sexual assault continues to make on our small corner of Nebraska.
As our educator, I have spoken to literally thousands of people about abuse and what WE (as in all of us) can do to prevent it. Throughout my journey, countless individuals have shared their deeply personal accounts of how violence has shaken their lives. Hearing these stories is an honor that I cherish. It's what keeps me passionate about this cause. I come to work everyday because I truly, truly, truly believe in what we do.
In having these often difficult conversations, it has become clear that we have two choices. We can either hide abuse under the rug or we can start doing something. You. Me. All of us together. Let's have those uncomfortable conversations! Let's support survivors! Let's raise money for desperately needed services!
Speaking of raising money, we are launching our first ever crowd funding campaign and we would love for YOU to join us! From June 4-10, my amazing boss Carmen and her team will be cycling across the state of Nebraska to raise money for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This will be a 400+ mile journey! I am asking YOU to sponsor a mile for only $12.52! If we can get 400 people to sponsor just one mile of Carmen's trek, we can raise $5,000 to support the work of Hope Crisis Center!
As a small organization, I can't even begin to explain what a big deal $5,000 would be to us! That money would pay for things like shelter, food, clothing, medical expenses, bus tickets, rent, and SO MANY OTHER THINGS that help survivors get back on their feet after fleeing from abuse. Just click the "donate" button at the top right to make a contribution of any amount!
Domestic violence and sexual assault are big problems, but I believe we can stamp them out if we work together! Everyone can do something to help! If you can give $10, that's awesome! If you can give $100, that's awesome! I mean it sincerely when I say that every cent counts! Trust me, it adds up! Please consider giving what you can. And if you aren't able to give, no problem! You can always follow Carmen's live updates on Facebook during the ride, email your friends, post on your social media, and encourage everyone to do the same! You can even make your own personal fundraising page to share why this cause matters to you! Just follow this link and click the purple "fundraise" button:
Follow our journey across Nebraska. Break the cycle. Join the cause.