In support of the 2013 Miss FreeOnes winner Christy Mack, who is currently recovering from the domestic violence assault she suffered Friday, FreeOnes.com has announced that it will be donating $1,000 to a domestic violence service agency in Nevada.
In addition to the initial $1,000 donation, FreeOnes will be contributing an extra $100 to their donation for every 2014 Miss FreeOnes sponsorship sold.
“According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, over 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner. This means that there are more than 12 million people affected by domestic violence over the course of 1 year and there are reports that these numbers are increasing at alarming rates,” said Petra, the 2014 contest organizer. “What it comes down to is that FreeOnes needs to do something to help stop the cycle of domestic violence. This is why we decided to donate to a local domestic violence service agency.”
“Aside from the fact that Christy lives in Nevada, it came to our attention while looking up potential recipients for our donation, that Nevada tops the scale for domestic violence situations. So it’s our intention to find a shelter that not only helps the immediate needs of victims, but will also help with counseling and give prevention education.”
“It’s our sincere hope that by making our donation public, and adding $100 from every Miss FreeOnes Sponsorship that is purchased, that we can bring awareness to this issue and try to prevent what happened to Christy Mack from happening to any other person.”
The company stated that it will extend the Miss FreeOnes sponsorship deadline from August 20th until August 25th so that any company wishing to purchase a sponsorship can do so before the donation is made. Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.