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Breaking the Cycle

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June 12, 2017

 After a truly extraordinary journey, Carmen is safe at home and dutifully back at work this morning! On the road and on the home front, we're  See more

BENEFITING: HOPE CRISIS CENTER

ORGANIZER: HOPE CRISIS CENTER

Mandy VanLaningham

THE STORY:

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: 

https://www.crowdrise.com/breaking-the-cycle2 


Let's rally!


-Mandy V. 


Follow our journey across Nebraska. Break the cycle. Join the cause.

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To This Fundraiser

$213

MONEY RAISED

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Survivors provided with 1st month's rent and a deposit in a new home
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    $13

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  • Dusty Robinson

    $100

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    $25

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107% Raised of$200 Goal

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The Team: $5,078 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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HOPE CRISIS CENTER

Amount Raised

$2,225

 

45% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Carmen Churchill Hinman

Amount Raised

$1,780

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Natalie Julin-McCleary

Amount Raised

$435

 

174% Raised of$250 Goal

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Mandy VanLaningham

Amount Raised

$213

 

107% Raised of$200 Goal

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Sydney Butler

Amount Raised

$140

 

70% Raised of$200 Goal

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Mindy Houser Burns

Amount Raised

$120

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Eric Reiter

Amount Raised

$77

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Cari Emerson

Amount Raised

$62

Donor Comments

Lance and Lori Todd

Lance and Lori Todd

DONATION: $25

Thanks for the best "Good Touch/Bad Touch" presentations in the state of NE! 2 years ago

Dusty Robinson

Dusty Robinson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Patty Goes

Patty Goes

Hope Crisis is a tremendous resource for our county. 2 years ago

Kathy Brzon

Kathy Brzon

DONATION: $13

2 years ago