Dear Precious Friends,
For the past 12 years we have come together for the Annual Friends Helping Friends 5K for Safehouse Of Seminole. We come together to share a huge need in our community and to encourage and raise money to help those who can use a helping hand. For the past several years our gathering has raised between $25,000 to $40,000 each year because of YOUR SUPPORT!! It is through generous sponsors, runners, friends and those who truly care about helping those in need that have made it a success.
We are so disappointed that due to COVID-19 we can't gather everyone this year.
(Below is a short video of the START of last years 5K!)
Here is what we can do for SafeHouse during the month of September and we need your help! SafeHouse of Seminole is a domestic violence shelter in Seminole county that offers many services including a safe place with incredible services and advocates to aid in rebuilding lives of those abused.
We take so much for granted. Our hearts are broken for women and children that need to escape their predator for fear of their lives at a moment’s notice. We are grateful there is a place where no one is left behind and where these families can rebuild their lives.
SafeHouse has lost tremendous funding from major agencies due to the current Covid effect on our country.
1 in 10 are victims of Domestic Violence. This is not ok! Incidents of DV during this time have increased significantly. During the pandemic SafeHouse is averaging 26 Individual support talk sessions a month with survivors to help them develop a safety plan to escape their abuser!
We must act now!
I am asking you to consider what you can do during this time to contribute to raising money for the need and in honor of SafeHouse women and children. 100% of your donation will go to SafeHouse and we would love for you, your friends, and family to do your own 5K and post pictures on September 26th.
"HOW CAN I HELP "....YOU ASK?
For $25 you can purchase a shirt in support of The SafeHouse Of Seminole! Also you can donate! You can wear the shirt and post that you made a difference on September 26th. You can do this by praying for SafeHouse, donating, walking, running & sharing on social media!!!
Make a gift today by clicking box below:
Please consider buying a shirt, or buying others a shirt, and sharing this great cause!! Click image below to pre-purchase shirts. They will be available in store on Sept. 7, 2020.
We are all going through tough times… there is no doubt. Let’s focus on what can we do… this is an immediate need in our community that is helping those who are abused and deserve a new chance at life.
Gods word reminds us:
Lord, You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. — Isaiah 25:4
He is our refuge and strength and our help in times of trouble. He uses His children to help others.
100% of the money raised will go to The SafeHouse for their Survivor Lifeline Fund.
Let’s all pull together to make a difference!!
I know I can count on you to support this amazing cause and put an end to domestic violence! AMEN!