WCA Day of Action: 24 Hours of Changing Lives
Today is a special day at the WCA as we are doing something we don’t typically do. We are holding a day of virtual fundraising and outreach. As we work together to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on our community, we are asking you to help us take action against the pandemic that is Domestic Abuse. Unfortunately – Home is not safe for all.
The stay at home order aimed at stopping COVID-19 only makes violence in homes more hidden and thus potentially more frequent, severe and dangerous. Isolating at home, while vital in stopping the spread of the virus, gives more power to the abuser, with little recourse for those who would like to escape its devastating impact.
Accessing support networks has become more difficult, so it is more important than ever to let our community know that we are still here delivering much-needed services. We are accessible by calling our 24-hour hotline (208-343-7025), in-person at our downtown crisis center (M-F from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and at our shelter location.
We have adapted our services to protect the health of our clients and staff. Despite our ability to adapt service delivery, these unprecedented times have resulted in the unavoidable cancellation of many community events and the closure of our thrift store. Events scheduled for April through June will not happen, leading to a funding deficit of $100,000. And – just as important – cancellation of these events leads to less outreach and exposure to those who might need our services.
Today, I am asking you to take action in one of 24 different ways. From sharing posts on your social media to making a financial contribution, your action today will help us in our mission. Every dollar will have an impact, and today, your gift of any amount will be matched dollar for dollar up to $40,000 thanks to the generosity of Erica Hill, Darrow Fiedler, Susie and AJ Balukoff, George Bobango, Aparna Limaye, Eileen Langan Barber, Carol Smith Family, Dave and Terry Self, Julie and Camron Eng-Hirst, Laura and Derek Honn, Bea and Jeff Black.
We are thinking of you and your family and understand that this changing landscape may be challenging for you. We gratefully appreciate any contribution you can make to help preserve our services and extend our outreach. I ask you to take action, lead with purpose, engage your networks and help us address the domestic abuse pandemic in any way that may work for you.
Above all – stay safe and healthy. With much gratitude,
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