Charities and Services Ballots – January 2013

BALLOT #1—-PASSED!  

Funding:

Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services in Findlay is requesting from Findlay Service League funding in the amount of $500.  Our contribution will be used towards the purchase of undergarments and sweat suits for kits provided to victims of sexual assault or rape.  This organization works with Blanchard Valley Hospital to provide these kits.  When a victim goes to the hospital as a result of sexual assault, they must surrender all of their clothing for testing and evidence.  Open Arms provides them dignified clothing to wear home rather than a hospital gown.  Open Arms, on average, responds to 35 sexual assaults and rapes each year.  They also provide shelter for victims in crisis and participate in community education on domestic violence and sexual assault.

C & S is requesting the approval of $500 for the Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services Organization for the clothing purchase.

Rationale:

1.       As an organization of women we would have the opportunity to assist other women victimized in our community.

2.      We would be assisting an organization we have helped with funds in the past (2012 funding for support group educational items).