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June 2009 II
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The WGC's Response Network was created to respond to the desire by many women to directly help other women in need.
From 2003 to 2012, 60 women and their children have been the direct beneficiaries of approximately $40,000 from women donors who responded to emergency calls for help from The Response Network
The network periodically sends out emails to WGC members soliciting contributions to address the specific need of a woman client identified by selected nonprofit agencies serving women and girls in Howard County. Currently, those selected agencies are The Domestic Violence Center, Grassroots, Healthy Families, Elder Services of Family and Children’s Services and FIRN.
Recent WGC Response Network Funding Recipient:
"I would like to send my heart filled appreciation for helping my children and I get out of a bad situation and bringing us peace! I had been in a bad, abusive relationship/marriage for 12 years and needed a way out but did not know how. I had been told that I was being evicted out of the apartment that I resided with my husband and he did not make me aware that this was happening until 2 weeks prior to moving date. I started to look for places on my own without any money but with lots of hope that this was going to work because I was making the right decision.
[The WGC's Response Network] provided pledges for the entire amount of my first month's rent days later - it was a miracle. I moved into my place and my children are the happiest we’ve ever been. Thank you again and I hope to be in a position where I can help someone else just as myself in the near future!"
faced with a woman’s emergency financial need, these selected agencies
send a specific request to The Response Network coordinator. To be
considered for help, the woman in need must be a client of a selected
agency; up to $1,000 may be requested. If the request is accepted, the
coordinator then emails the request out to all WGC members through the
General information about the situation of the women in need are given, so that WGC donors and friends can respond to requests that most touch them. WGC donors and others contact the coordinator about the amount they would like to donate and are then directed to send a check directly to the nonprofit agency.
In this way, money can be quickly raised, woman to woman, to solve an urgent need.
addition, The Response Network notifies women of nonprofit
volunteer opportunities. The Response Network expands philanthropic
opportunities for WGC donors and others interested in
helping, and increases awareness of unmet needs among women
and girls in Howard County.
Questions? Contact Kim Flyr at: firstname.lastname@example.org