This fundraiser will be held in place of our previously scheduled golf outing in the effort to respect current social distancing guidelines. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Sarah's Friends and our work with Williams County victims of violence, abuse and other crimes.
As you may already be aware of, stay-at-home orders resulting from COVID-19 has increased more than just stress and financial worry: they also increased incidents of domestic violence and other crimes. While statistically advocate programs nationwide are aware of this increase, many victims have been unable to safely reach out for help and are just now starting to gain access through recent reopening guidelines and back-to-work routines. While Sarah's Friends is here and ready for those victimized in our county, it is impossible to know the magnitude of what's to come in the next few months as Ohio works to reopen fully and we begin to hear from those who have been harmed.
We ask that, if able, you partner with us this year by considering a sponsorship or purchasing a duck to be in the race! This year, sponsorships and purchases will not only help offset the event expenses, but the majority of donated funds will be able to be designated directly towards future programming for survivors seeking assistance. Thank you in advance for your support of this important event. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those in our community!