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Giving Tuesday to support Victims/Surivors
November 24, 2020 - December 1, 2020
In honor of Giving Tuesday, if you commit to a recurring monthly donation from November 24th through December 1st, you will receive a special gift!
Make a recurring monthly donation of $20 and you will receive a DVIP mask
Make a recurring monthly donation of $40 and you will receive a DVIP shirt
Make a recurring monthly donation of $50 or more and you will receive a DVIP mask, shirt, and mug
Please donate via our website: Donate Here! Select your option from the donation schedule drop-down menu. Pick the amount and provide a credit/debit card number for automatic withdrawals.
This Giving Tuesday 2020, please consider giving the gift of emergency shelter to those who need it most in our community. COVID-19 has caused many changes for our normal daily lives but for most victims/survivors, there has been the obstacle of being isolated with an abusive partner. Because victims/survivors are not able to connect or stay with their friends or family they are seeking our services more than ever.
Since May of 2020, we have seen a 28% increase in calls to our hotline and have spent 76% more on emergency sheltering funds than in 2019.
A victim/survivor, “Sylvie,” called our hotline number in May when she had no place to go. Her abuser had lost his job due to COVID-19 shutdowns and he started drinking more and the abuse got worse. She would normally go to her aunt’s house, but she couldn’t because her aunt is at high risk for a COVID-19 infection due to having diabetes. Sylvie talked to a friend who heard of DVIP and gave her our hotline number. Sylvie called the next day when her abuser was passed out in the other room. We were able to provide Sylvie a hotel room for a couple of days until we could find her more permanent housing and connect her with other supportive resources.
Your donation is essential to the victims/survivors we serve. You can help provide funds for an emergency hotel stay, apartment rental, and funding to support our emergency shelter and survivors like Sylvie.
$35 provides shelter to a family for one night in our emergency shelter and $60 is the average cost of a hotel stay for one night.
Call Ashlee at 319-359-9353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to set up an ACH draft deduction. DVIP is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax-deductible.