The NNADV Board of Directors approved a statement supporting the 2016 Background Check Initiative. The initiative is important for the safety of victims of domestic violence in Nevada. It has been proven in one tragic incident after another that the intersection of domestic violence and firearms greatly increases the fatality risk for victims and their children. If there is a handgun in a house where domestic violence is occurring, the chances of someone being killed, generally the victim, goes up 500 percent. In states that have closed the background check loophole, 38 percent fewer women are shot to death by their partners—and now, Nevadans have a chance to join them in keeping women safer from gun violence. NNADV supports this effort.
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(Reno, NV)— On Thanksgiving Day, Jacksons Food Stores and the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence will launch the “Give the Gift of Peace” campaign, a holiday season campaign that runs through December 25th to raise funds for the prevention of domestic violence. This is the 12th year of the campaign throughout the Northwest. Contributions can be made in increments of $1, $5, or $10 at any Jacksons Food Store location. At the end of the campaign, Jacksons Chief Executive Officer, John Jackson, will match all customer contributions dollar for dollar up to $75,000, with all the proceeds going to the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence.
Since 2008, customers have contributed to the campaign by purchasing paper doves at Jacksons Food Stores. During the 2014 campaign, Nevada Jacksons Food Stores customers contributed over $8,000, resulting in over $16,000 in donations, including Jacksons’ dollar for dollar match contribution.
Jacksons Food Stores in Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Idaho will also participate in the campaign, and proceeds will go toward coalitions against domestic violence in respective states. Since the inception of the “Give the Gift of Peace” campaign, over $1,030,000 has been raised to help end violence against women and children and assist individuals who have experienced domestic violence.
“Jacksons willingness to bring the attention of his customers to the daily struggles of victims and survivors working toward a violence-free life is tremendously important to our efforts to raise awareness,” says NNADV Executive Director Sue Meuschke, who also thanks those who gave generously last year.
Tax-deductible contributions to the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence can be made online at www.nnadv.org.
For media inquiries, contact Sue Meuschke at 775.828.1115 x 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Katrina Lemmon from Jacksons Food Stores at 208.888.3585 or Katrina.email@example.com
About Jacksons Food Stores:
Jacksons Food Stores, Inc., headquartered in Meridian, was founded in Idaho in 1975 as a single service station. It has grown to be a nationally recognized chain of more than 200 stores in six western states. The company has been widely recognized for its support of community and charity projects for local businesses and organizations. For more information on the charity projects Jacksons Food Stores supports, visit www.jacksons.com.
The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence has one position opening for Program Specialist. For more information about this job and to apply, click here.
Annual Conference Early Bird Pricing Ending Soon! Register Now and Save for the Annual Conference Overcoming Trauma: From Harm to Healing.
Early bird prices are $75 for members and $125 for non-members. Don’t miss an opportunity to save, this low pricing will only last until August 21st.
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We are pleased to announce the return of NNADV’s Statewide Domestic Violence Conference, just in time for our 35th anniversary! This year’s Conference, Overcoming Trauma: From Harm to Healing will be held September 28th through 30th, 2015 at the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino in Reno, Nevada.
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