MISSOULA — Since the start of COVID-19, domestic violence has been on the rise.
In Missoula, two organizations have partnered to begin a fundraising campaign in hopes of striking out domestic violence. The Missoula Paddleheads and the Missoula YWCA have come together to kick off the "Strike Out Domestic Violence" campaign.
The campaign is focused at raising funds for the YWCA's domestic violence program. Not only can you donate, but every dollar spent on merchandise on the Paddlehead's web store, and the team will dollar-for-dollar match, up to $20,000.
"We expect donations may not be at the same level that they typically are so we are really grateful for the support," said YWCA communications coordinator, Becky Margolis. "The funding will allow us to continue to operate our domestic violence shelter, our 24/7 crisis line, advocacy and crisis counseling for people that come to us that help them heal from abuse as well as provide necessities like food, diapers and phone cards."
One of our core values was to support the youth and under served," said Paddleheads director of public relations, Taylor Rush. "To do everything we can to improve the lives in our community"
The Strike Out Domestic Violence campaign runs until May 10. Supporters will have two ways to donate to the campaign. The first, donate directly to YWCA Missoula's crowdfunding campaign here. Second, purchase any merchandise item from the Missoula PaddleHeads shop here during this campaign.