City Paper is not for tourists
On Sunday, WaPo reported that WEAVE, a non-profit which provides legal and other supports to domestic-violence victims, was set to cease operations. WEAVE had become a victim of city budget cuts. The Post writes:
Eleven days ago, WEAVE’s board of directors decided it didn’t have enough funds to keep operating and voted to begin the process of shutting down. The organization is still hanging by a thread: Some of its most loyal donors are scrambling to raise the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to save WEAVE.
“We haven’t completely given up hope,” said board Chairwoman Marcia Marsh. But they are running out of time.
WEAVE has launched an online fund-raising drive to make up for the loss in city funds. Save WEAVE states that they must raise $85,000 by September 30. So far they’ve raised more than $53,000. That’s a pretty great start.
Tomorrow, the nonprofit will be holding a fundraiser at Topaz at 5:30 p.m. Let’s hope they reach their goal.
Save WEAVE writes:
“All donations made through SaveWEAVE.org will be kept in a separate account. When we reach the $85,000 goal, the entire amount raised will be turned over to WEAVE, and you—the donor—will receive acknowledgement for your tax-deductible gift from WEAVE. If we are unable to reach this goal, all donations will be returned to the donors. Your moneys will either keep this incredible organization open, ready to serve the people of DC, or will be returned.”