Monday, March 17, 2014

February Service Project Update: Cell Phones for Safe Alliance

Delivering donated cell phones to Safe Alliance
In February we did two service projects, the first was Sentiments 4 Seniors in which handmade Valentine cards were given to residents at two local nursing homes.  The second project was collecting used cell phones to donate to Safe Alliance. Safe Alliance assists over 20,000 people annually throughout Cabarrus County, Charlotte, Lake Norman and Union County. Safe Alliance provides hope and healing for people in crisis.  They have multiple programs and services so of which include:
  • 24 hour sexual assault/rape and domestic violence crisis lines.
  • Safety planning for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse.
  • Shelter for survivors of domestic violence.
  • Hospital accompaniment for survivors of sexual assault/rape (24/7).
  • Trauma informed counseling for adults or children who have witnessed or experienced physical or sexual abuse or other traumatic situations.
  • Adult support groups for survivors of sexual assault/rape and domestic violence.
  • Teen support groups for survivors of sexual assault/rape.
  • Post-traumatic stress debriefings for groups affected by violence.
  • Cell phones that are collected are refurbished by a third party organization that makes a donation to Safe Alliance based on the number and type of phones collected. 
The cell phones that are donated are refurbished by a third party organization that makes a donation to Safe Alliance based on the number and type of phones collected.