YWCA’s Virtual Challenge raises over $28,000 for shelter and support services for women experiencing gender-based violence

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The YWCA has raised $28,641 for their shelter and support services from their second annual Virtual Challenge that started from May 3 – 31 announced Thursday.

The online fundraiser was an initiative in support of local YWCA resources for women experiencing gender-based violence.

“The Virtual Challenge provides a unique opportunity to use whatever we have to make a positive difference,” said Ria Nicholson of the YWCA. “Whether that’s the courage to raise the issue of gender-based violence with our friends and family or the means to support the YWCA’s services by making a donation – every bit helps!”

Participants registered an activity online to accomplish throughout May and challenged others to match their efforts. (Read more…)