During this time of need, Sorensen Outdoor Services will donate our $60 consultation fee to Empowerhouse. We’re writing to ask that you support us in our quest to provide support for the shelter.
Empowerhouse is a multi-service non-profit that helps victims of domestic violence and their children. They provide vital assistance to families who are fleeing crisis, seeking safety, and who are especially vulnerable during this uncertain time.
Victims of domestic violence are further isolated and in danger because of the Coronavirus. In the past 15-days since the emergence of this pandemic, Empowerhouse saw a 26% increase in calls to their 24-hour Hotline. Empowerhouse has also increased their services and support to survivors and their children in their shelter and in their housing services.
However, supplies, food, and funds for the shelter will be a challenge as the days, weeks, and months go on. The shelter is near capacity and it takes a lot of disinfectant and paper towels to wipe down a 10,000 square foot facility twice a day, wiping every doorknob, and flat surface. With schools and daycare closed, every victim and child in the shelter is eating three meals a day. In short, the need is great and urgent.
Please visit http://www.empowerhouseva.org for more information on donating to Empowerhouse.
We thank you for your continued support.
The Sorensen Outdoor Services Team