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13.1 miles to support Hostage US

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BENEFITING: Hostage US

ORGANIZER: Hostage US

Rachel Briggs

THE STORY:

Hostage US wrote -

Every year, 200-300 Americans are taken hostage abroad. Their families are left wondering what to do, who can help get their loved one home and how to continue on with their lives.

In April 2016, Hostage US launched as the only organization in the US which supports hostages and their families. We do this by providing logistical help and pro bono professional services, both during and after a kidnap. Almost one year later, a team of our supporters are running the DC Rock n Roll Half Marathon to raise money, awareness and further support of the struggles of hostage families. 

  • $35 covers the cost of providing a hostage family with guides and resources on how to cope
  • $50 covers the cost of our helpline for a month
  • $100 buys a session of trauma counseling for a former hostage
  • $250 funds an in-person visit to a family or hostage by a member of our team. This face to face contact is essential in building a relationship of trust and helping families to see that they are not alone
  • $1,500 pays the cost to produce a film for our website capturing the stories of former hostages and family members. We know that these stories are a lifeline for families and hostages during and after a kidnap
  • $5,000 pays for an assessment with a trauma counsellor and a full course of treatment for a returning hostage, ensuring that they are able to make a full and happy return to life

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To This Fundraiser

$4,535

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Corrie Shanahan

    $50

  • Katherine Brown

    $50

  • KnowledgeQueen

     

  • Sweta and Gennadiy

    $50

  • Mikey

    $50

  • The Cheeky Puppy

     

  • David Saenz

    $50

  • Boaty McBoatFace

    $25

  • Mary and Howard Briggs

    $100

  • Tony

    $50

  • Gwendolyn van Paasschen

    $500

  • Paula Somers

    $25

  • Julia Osborne

    $25

  • Fran and Patrick Murphy

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bobby McKenzie

    $500

  • Liz & Justin

    $25

  • Eliot Stempf

    $100

  • Jody Westby

    $250

  • Mike Millward

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Becky

    $35

  • Trang&Trang

    $50

  • Anna Nitch-Smith

    $50

  • Colleen Driscoll Girouard

    $50

  • Eelco Kessels

    $50

  • Phil & SusanAronson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lynn Hartery and Stephen Hewitt

    $50

  • Brad Brekke

    $250

  • Ed Briggs

    $70

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lou Lou

    $30

  • Ross

    $200

  • Vidhya

    $200

  • Evan

    $50

  • Scott Roberts

    $50

  • Constance Chatfield-Taylor

    $20

  • Beth Breeze

    $25

  • GardaWorld

    $250

  • Peggy O'Neill

    $100

  • Matt Morley

    $20

  • Flying Colors Broadcasts

    $100

  • Erin Coppin

    $25

  • Helena Zedig

    $50

  • David Haines

    $25

  • Alice

    $25

  • Lara

    $50

  • Pat Cunningham

    $50

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The Team: $15,804 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Rachel Briggs

Amount Raised

$4,535

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Amy Manson

Amount Raised

$3,814

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Liz Frank

Amount Raised

$2,465

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Jessica Buchanan Landemalm

Amount Raised

$2,295

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Ahran McCloskey

Amount Raised

$845

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Diane Lebson

Amount Raised

$450

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Samantha Rodgers

Amount Raised

$400

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Aimee Fox

Amount Raised

$375

Donor Comments

Pat Cunningham

Pat Cunningham

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Lara

Lara

DONATION: $50

Congratulations! You did it!! 7 months ago

Alice

Alice

DONATION: $25

Run Rachel Run! Fantastic! X 7 months ago

David Haines

David Haines

DONATION: $25

My wee Bruv, miss yours 7 months ago

Helena Zedig

Helena Zedig

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Erin Coppin

Erin Coppin

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Flying Colors Broadcasts

Flying Colors Broadcasts

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Matt Morley

Matt Morley

DONATION: $20

7 months ago

Peggy O'Neill

Peggy O'Neill

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

GardaWorld

GardaWorld

DONATION: $250

Thanks for your involvement ! 7 months ago