It isn’t a sexy philanthropy to give to. It’s hard to talk
about, and even harder to comprehend. Sexual Assault. They are two words
that are synonymous to pain and suffering. April is Sexual Assault Awareness
Month, a shining light in a dark subject.
In Roosevelt County, we are fortunate enough to have ARISE Sexual Assault
Services to act as our light in the darkness. The composite group of professionals
and volunteers acts as a 24/7 advocate for local victims. Hotlines telephone
numbers are worked around the clock for victims to call in. Sane nurses
are onsite to offer free examinations for victims. The small ARISE office’s
quiet exterior does not mirror the generator of hope that occurs behind
the front door; 7 employees and a small army of volunteers fighting to
counteract the horrendous acts of predators.
The RGH Foundation has partnered with ARISE, in hopes of bringing awareness
to this cause. In the month of April, any donation to the RGH Foundation
will go towards providing essential equipment and necessities that they
will need as the organization transitions into it’s new building
later this year. The RGH Foundation will match donations up to $1,000.
If you are looking for a cause this year, look no further. The money you
donate can directly help someone from your community.
If you would like to donate, you can do so
here. For more information about ARISE services, click