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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
When someone is faced with a situation they have no control over, they want to get answers and know they are safe. Here at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, we are ready to help.
Today, we need your help! We are looking for help with some in need of donations for the Sexual Assault Exam Room here in Minot.
We are urgently need women's and juniors sizes. Currently, we are in need of Size x-small, small, medium clothing and also a few men's pants, socks, slippers and underwear for teen boys or men that should come in for services. Additionally, there is a need for childrens' clothing and 2 Gallon Ziplock bags. We ask that all the items be new items. So if you're in town and see some items on our wish list we would be so grateful for the help!
All donations can be brought to our office at 3900 11th Ave SE. or give us a call with any questions at 701-852-2258.
Items requested for DVCC Transitional Living
(As of 11/8/16)
Twin sheet sets (pillowcase, flat sheet, fitted sheet)
Twin mattress pads
Blankets (for adults and children)
Shower rings/hooks to hang curtain and liner
Bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths
Bathroom sets (soap dish, toothbrush holder, waste basket)
Kitchen towels and dish cloths
Pot holders/oven mitts
Cooking utensil sets
Sets of pots /pans
Plastic food storage containers
A Message from Jill McDonald, Executive Director:
I’d like to introduce myself as the incoming executive director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center. My name is Jill McDonald, and it is an honor to join this amazing organization. Minot is my home town and I am a lifelong learner who is passionate about working to create solutions for issues in the region. I have been working in the nonprofit world for several years; in 2015 I earned an MPA with a specialization in Nonprofit Management. I am especially excited to join a team focused on empowering survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking. It has been powerful to see the passion and expertise each staff member brings to the team to help survivors in the next phase of their journey.
In August, I began training with Dena for succession. This has been an amazing whirlwind as I am focused on learning all I can from her! It has been wonderful to witness the level of community support for DVCC over the years, and most recently with the Tollefson Challenge! I hope to continue the phenomenal organizational values that DVCC has established continuing the traditions of collaboration, innovation, and compassion as we continue with our mission to Empower, Innovate and Educate. I look forward to embarking on this adventure and to the future growth of an already amazing organization.
2nd Annual Cause to Rock
Thank You to all of the individuals who joined us at the Grand Hotel for Cause to Rock. We were able to have a successful event and raised over $16,000.00. The Johnny Holm Band had everyone on the dance floor all night. There was Live, Silent and Card Auctions with Great buys from a NDSU Signed football from there 5th winning season. Signatures included two of our hometowns hero’s; Luke Bacon and Carson Wentz. A beautiful necklace from Knowles Jewelers was a hot item for our card auction. How about that AC/DC signed guitar?
Who could forget that mashed potato bar or the orzo bacon pasta? The Grand Hotel outdid themselves with our hors d’ Oeuvres.
Our 3rd Annual Cause to Rock will be at the Grand Hotel again, although we changed our date to January 13th 2017. We will have our Silent, Live and Card Auctions again this year. Please watch our Facebook page for updated auction items. We have an autographed guitar this year from KISS. Silent auction baskets you won’t believe. We have a Cigar & Whiskey basket. A NDSU Spool Table, just to name a few things. Come check out our new entertainment with vocals from our very own Even5. Tickets can be Purchase at the DVCC for 40.00 each or 2 for 70.00. If you would like to purchase them online, please go to our events page under the News & Events tab and purchase your tickets there. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
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5th Annual Ride to Remember Poker Run
This was a successful event again this year with over 80 riders. We are looking forward to our next ride. Thanks to everyone who made it out. What a Beautiful day! The sun was shining and the roar of the motorcycles could be seen and heard. The event started at the Landing bar at 11 Am., at noon we headed to Idle Hour in Burlington, Julie put on a spread of hotdogs and chili for all the participants. The Grano Bar is always a good Time seeing the owners Wanda & Trish. Our next stop took us to Homestead in Lansford, & with a short ride to Mohall to Drinks. Chad never lets us down and put out cheese and crackers.
Not everyone was on a bike, we learned from past years to drive our trucks, cars and busses. You never know what Mother Nature has in Store. We ended back at the Landing bar at 6:00 pm for food and prizes. We had lots of baskets for the silent auction and even a couple items for a card auction. We watched a little Bison football and gave out prizes to most participants. We finished the night with live music.
The Landing bar has been a huge part of this annual event making our bike run a success. They allow us to come in and take over one night every year, and we are thankful to Chuck and to Shawna for That!