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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Operation Care: #GivingTuesdayNow
Operation Care Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need by Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity
Amador County, May 2020 –Operation Care is responding to meet the needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors by participating in #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on Tuesday May 5, 2020-in addition to the regularly scheduled December 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday- as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.
At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.
When asked about COVID-19’s impact on Operation Care and #GivingTuesdayNow, Tammie Crabtree, Executive Director of Operation Care states “Our work assisting victims and survivors has continued and we are hopeful that those that are in need of our services find the courage to contact us. These donations will help ensure that we can provide the resources necessary.”
People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.
“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to show one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end. Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size. From calling an elderly neighbor to chat to offering translation help; from showing gratitude to our healthcare workers to donating to your local food bank, every act of kindness is a beacon of hope in this crisis. We all have something to give, and every act of human consideration and kindness matters.”
Operation Care has been providing services and safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1980. During the 2018/2019 fiscal year, 38 women and children were provided safe shelter. Advocates helped 33 victims with temporary restraining orders, and provided crisis intervention to 68 sexual assault victims. The staff provided 291 peer counseling sessions to 132 adults and 12 children, and hundreds of transports to appointments, court, and other locations.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.