Family Support Council still seeks non-event donations |

Family Support Council still seeks non-event donations

Staff reports

The Family Support Council says it’s not too late to send in donations for the agency’s first non-event fund-raiser.

Board members say tomorrow, March 31, is the official date for the “alternative fund-raising event that does not take place.”

Residents are invited to spend the weekend with their families while supporting the Family Support Council through a donation – the amount of money they would have spent by attending a dinner-dance.

“Your dollars go directly to providing needs for families in our area through parenting classes, case management and assistance to victims of domestic violence,” said board member Kathi Hussman.

During the fiscal year 1999-2000, the Family Support Council recorded 2,106 crisis line contacts, with 497 of them new victims and 537 repeat victims of domestic abuse.

Temporary protective orders totalled 149. Five hundred sixty-two children were provided with child care while 452 adults attended parenting classes. One hundred thirty adults were provided with individual parenting education and 30 pregnant and parenting teens were provided with services.

Services were provided to 553 families, 567 information and referrals were provided to clients, and 225 clients received family case management.

“Only by your support can we successfully face our challenge of building a community that is intolerant to the destruction left behind by domestic violence,” Hussman said.

The board, she said, is thankful for the high level of concern shown by volunteers who help operate the crisis line and sort used clothing at the thrift store and donation checks sent in the mail.

“Whether or not you received a non-event invitation,” Hussman said, “your donation is always welcome.”

The office is across from Lampe Park at 1255 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 810, Minden 89423. Call 782-8692 to help.