Including Latisha’s House Foundation – The Only Hampton Roads cause.
Williamsburg, Virginia (August 16, 2017)– Communities across the United States answered the call from State Farm® to submit causes that would make a positive impact in their neighborhoods. Now Latisha’s House the only Hampton Roads cause making the top 200 needs your help by voting for them to bring money to their supporting communities. From Aug. 16 through Aug. 25, anyone with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com to help bring a $25,000 grant to each of the top 40 vote-getters.
Two thousand submissions were received through State Farm Neighborhood Assist, a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. At least one cause was received from every state. The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists.
Virginia has 6 causes in the top 200, but Latisha’s House Foundation, a trauma informed safe house that rescues and restores victims of sex trafficking in the Commonwealth is the only cause making the top 200 in the Hampton Roads, Virginia.
The 200 causes have until Aug. 25 to rally votes and anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. On Good Neighbor Day, Sept. 28th, the top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced at www.neighborhoodassist.com and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits.
“Neighborhood Assist is another example of State Farm successfully turning caring into doing in communities all across the U.S.” said Kellie Clapper, State Farm Assistant Vice President. “The communities themselves play an important role in inspiring people to rally and vote for these important causes.”
“Latisha’s House Foundation is pleased to make the top 200 out of 2,000 entries, But we absolutely need the rallying support of Hampton Roads and the citizens of the Commonwealth to vote to make us the top 40,” said Elizabeth Ameling, Executive Director of Latisha’s House. “We receive no public monies, and we are together ‘changing one life at a time, and the world for future generations’ by rescuing and restoring victims of sex trafficking with your vote”
For a complete list of the top 200 causes or to vote for the Latisha’s House cause, go to www.neighborhoodassist.com and click on “Virginia” and select “Latisha’s House Foundation” starting August 16.
About Latisha’s House Foundation:
The Latisha’s House Foundation a 501 (C) 3 has a unique place in the community. It provides a safe, residential home for young women who are victims of human sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. The overriding mission is to rescue women survivors and restore their shattered lives to wholeness by providing: Long term housing, Educational support, Assistance in recovery from substance abuse, Trauma based counseling, Medical intervention, Structure, guidance, life-skills and job training. In conjunction with more than 25 community partners, Latisha’s House is committed to increasing the opportunities for these female survivors to holistically build new lives with dignity, purpose, value, independence and free choice.
Latisha’s House second, but equally important, mission is to educate the public and legislative leaders about the realities of human sex trafficking at all levels: local, state and national. (According to the F.B.I. this is one of the most lucrative and fastest growing crimes in our nation. It is NOT “victimless”. It is pervasive at every level.)
About State Farm™:
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