By Shane Lucero
Special to The PREVIEW
The Springs Resort and Spa is proud to announce that Rise Above Violence will be the recipient of #SpringsGiving in 2018.
Inspired by national #GivingTuesday, The Springs Resort and Spa celebrates our own #SpringsGiving. Once a month, our public Bath House donates 100 percent of net admission sales to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization selected by our staff and ownership.
#SpringsGiving, born from an initial push for breast cancer awareness in 2011, has grown into a monthly push to recognize worthy causes that have a local impact. In 2017, over $50,000 was donated to nonprofit organizations via our #SpringsGiving efforts.
The recipient for February is Rise Above Violence.
Rise Above Violence is a private nonprofit organization. Its primary mission is to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They work to ensure victims’ rights are exercised and needs met.
Through the support of grants, donations, fundraising efforts and volunteers, Rise Above Violence provides the following services:
• Immediate crisis intervention available 24 hours a day by an advocate trained to listen and provide support. Call day or night 264-9075.
• Court advocate to explain the criminal justice system and assist with civil restraining orders.
• Emergency transportation to safe shelter. Shelter provided by the Southwest Safehouse.
• Advocates to assist with other community agencies and supportive organizations.
• Information and referrals.
• Speakers and trainers to provide community education.
Also in support of preventing violence against women, The Springs Resort and Spa is raising awareness and supporting the international “1 Billion Rising Movement.” One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.
The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than 1 billion women and girls.
Join The Springs Resort every Wednesday in February in the atrium of luxury building from 3 to 9 p.m. to lend your artistic voice for a community wide art painting awareness project to speak out against violence against women. One Billion Rising’s theme this year is radical art, but please feel free to paint anything you believe “Love Is …” or what love should be. Canvas and painting supplies will be provided.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Shane Lucero at firstname.lastname@example.org.