BENEFITING: SAMARITANS OF NEW YORK INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 25, 2016
I am participating in the 4th Annual 'BE A FRIEND' 5K Walkathon on Sunday, September 25 in support of an organization in which I have served as a hotline volunteer (and now as a Board member), Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center, whose mission is to help New Yorkers in distress and save lives… one at a time!
Samaritans operates NYC's only 24-hour suicide prevention hotline, as well as support groups that provide solace to those who have been touched by suicide, and education programs that teach the public and health professionals how to help people in crisis..
Whenever a person in distress needs a place to turn, a shoulder to lean on, someone to talk to who will take them seriously and listen--Samaritans Is There!
Suicide is still a taboo subject, though most of us know someone who struggles with mental illness, trauma, sexual abuse, bullying or some kind of tragedy. That stigma means very few people think to make charitable donations to Samaritans, which is able to operate on a shoestring thanks to the contributions of its caring volunteers and supporters.
Please support my efforts to help this unique community-based organization continue its all-important, life-saving work. Every donation is 100% tax-deductible. To participate and offer support, just follow the link below to my donation page. Thank you in advance for whatever support you may be able to give. It matters less how much you can give, than the giving of a gift itself. If you wish to donate, just follow the link below to my Samaritans, BE A FRIEND Walkathon donation site:
https://www.crowdrise.com/jim-beafriend4thannualwalkatho/fundraiser/jimsettel Thank you, in advance for whatever support you can offer. Most sincerely, Jim
P.S. To learn more about the Samaritans of New York City, please go to: www.samaritansnyc.org