Thursday, September 12, 2013

National Suicide Prevention Week


On National Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), The Kristin Brooks Hope Center is hosting the first annual IMAlive 24-7 Giving Challenge. People across America are working to raise $50,000 to fund IMALive.org crisis chat service. Any donation received during National Suicide Prevention Week (September 8-14) will count towards the IMAlive 24-7 giving event.

I made my donation on Tuesday, September 10, which is National Suicide Prevention Day. Since, the total raised has gone from about $27,000 to $31,000. Keep it going!

From the fundraising website:
Your donation is important because it will allow volunteers at IMAlive, the first online crisis chat center to remain open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Suicide can be a temporary moment of terror. With trained IMAlive volunteers available 24/7 a potential victim can be talked off the proverbial ledge. IMAlive volunteers have saved thousands of lives by being there with hope and help at the right moment. 
Currently, the IMAlive chat service and hotline is available to people most hours of the day, but to become truly effective we need to become available every hour of every day. Thank you for helping us reach that goal and for considering becoming a volunteer yourself.

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