I've been volunteering for the Samaritans 24-hour crisis hotline for the past two years and we're fundraising for our 6th annual walkathon!
Samaritans operates the only community-based organization in the NYC area devoted solely to helping people in distress and saving lives for over 30 years. In that time, hundreds of Samaritans volunteers responded to 1.3 million calls on our 24-hour crisis hotline, our public education program trained over 40,000 health providers and our support groups for survivors of suicide loss provided solace to over 1,000 people.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and 1 out of 5 Americans experience depression each year! Though most of us know someone who struggles with problems related to mental health, trauma or a significant loss, very few people make charitable donations to prevent suicide.
So please support my efforts--and those of Samaritans - over 100 caring volunteers and friends--to help Samaritans meet the increasing need in NYC for suicide prevention and crisis response services. It is a wonderful organization literally doing life-saving work. Every donation is 100% tax-deductible.