Your Support Shows Survivors They Are Not Alone

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Dear Friends,

The Domestic Violence Resource Center is pleased to announce that The Purple Gala was a RECORD-BREAKING SUCCESS by raising over $160,000 toward our mission to help survivors of family violence rebuild safe and hopeful lives.

We were honored to partner with the NV Energy Foundation, and many other generous sponsors, to host an inspiring evening celebrating survivors of domestic violence and the 2022 Hannah Humanitarian Awardees: Bill Pearce Motors and Denise Yoxsimer, former Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Resource Center.

During the event, we heard from survivors who have overcome life-threatening obstacles due to abuse but have achieved safety, independence, and healing thanks to people like you who invest in their future. Juana has accomplished so much while in our program. After two years of participating in our financial literacy program, she recently pre-qualified for a home loan.

Click the link to hear Juana’s story:

In addition to sharing her story Juana passionately exclaimed that “Thanks to the Domestic Violence Resource Center I am a new person. I have dreams, plans, and goals. Without them I would still be experiencing verbal and physical violence and depending on my abuser 100%. Now I depend 200% on myself! Very soon I will buy my own house. It will not be easy but it is not be impossible. I feel free and know that I can achieve anything I set my mind to.”

The tremendous outpouring of support at The Purple Gala shows us what a vibrant and generous community we live in. We are extremely thankful to all of the attendees, sponsors, in-kind donors, and volunteers who helped make the evening a success.

What’s next for the Domestic Violence Resource Center? We’re working to help families in our residential program create lasting holiday memories. Here’s how you can help:

1) Mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday on November 29. Giving Tuesday is a day put aside to give back to those in need. It is a great reminder that you can make a difference in strengthening our community by helping those impacted by domestic violence. Watch for more information or click here to make your Giving Tuesday gift.
2) Host a holiday donation drive. Donations of gift cards to retailers like Wal-Mart and Target enable our residents to purchase holiday gifts for their children. In addition, we are seeking donations of new underwear, bras, winter coats, and boots for women and children (various and all sizes).
3) Host a food drive. Donations of bottled juice and water, soup, microwavable meals, individual servings of oatmeal, pudding, applesauce, crackers, chips, pretzels, popcorn, and macaroni & cheese ensure that we have a full panty of food that is accessible to survivors and their children.

Our work together helps victims know they are not alone. Thank you for your interest in uplifting domestic violence survivors. Your support spreads hope and healing throughout our community.

With Much Gratitude,

Kristen Kennedy
Executive Director

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