Charles Moore Motorcycle Ride To Benefit Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims

By VSS | January 5, 2013

Please Join us for The Apple Dumpling Motorcycle Club’s 6th annual motorcycle ride to honor Charles “UpChuck” Moore, who was murdered in 2005. It’s a great way to honor a man who is loved and missed by many. Proceeds go to benefit Families & Friends of Crime Victims. February 23, 2013 Leaving: Auburn Eagles @ 1pm – 702 M St SE Auburn (253) 833-2298 Ride Through: Tahoma National…

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A New Year – A New Beginning

By VSS | January 1, 2013

The “New Year” signifies for many a “new” beginning, starting a “new” resolution or just simply a way to change their thinking for the future. For many it brings excitement to try something new, for others angst about what was not accomplished in the past year.  For those who are used to setting daily, weekly, monthly or yearly goals, New Year’s is just another day…

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Goodsearch – An Easy Way to Support Us

By VSS | December 13, 2012

You can support Families & Friends without leaving your computer.  It only takes a few seconds to register.  Goodsearch is a tool that gives back for each search you make using their site.  If you are already planning to shop online, consider shopping through the Goodshop Mall.  There are hundreds of great stores like, Best buy, The Apple Store, Kohl’s, Home Depot, Barnes & Noble,…

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Coat Drive Update

By VSS | December 12, 2012

For those who missed the story last month, Tonja Jones collects coats for local homeless shelters every year to be delivered on December 10th, her nephew Derrick’s birthday, who was murdered in 2009.  Tonja was able to deliver 203 cozy warm coats to the local Men’s & Women’s Missions.  There were . 91 women’s coats, 69 men’s coats and 43 children’s coats.  Everyone at Families &…

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Crime Stoppers

By VSS | December 10, 2012

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound has been helping solve crimes since 1988 by bringing together law enforcement and members of the community.  By using Crime Stoppers, law enforcement is able to reach out to community members using media to ask for help when they need information on a case.  Sometimes community members can be reluctant to get involved, but with Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain…

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Coping Through the Holidays – Find what works for you

By VSS | December 3, 2012

The signs of the holidays are here. The Christmas tree displayed downtown, holiday lights shining ever so brightly, holiday music  playing, numerous presents to buy and wrap  all of which can be very stressful.  Add on Also all the cleaning, cooking, and prepping the house for those relatives you see once a year.  When holiday stress is combined with trauma and grief, it can feel…

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Annual Candlelight Remembrance

By VSS | November 22, 2012

Please join Families and Friends while we gather with survivors, in love and remembrance.  We will be lighting candles in memory of loved ones lost to homicide and remembering each of them in a special way.  Everyone is welcome to bring stories, poems, and pictures to be shared. If you would like your loved ones photo to be included in our slide show, please contact us. Please…

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Take Time To Be Thankful

By VSS | November 19, 2012

From Snohomish County Advocate Cathy Hix I want to take a moment to share a little about myself.  I have a morning routine.  Checking Facebook is a part of that routine.  As Thanksgiving approaches, I ALWAYS see the same redundant, sometimes irritating posts.  “I’m thankful for my new pair of boots” or “I’m thankful Wrap It (a wrap that, I guess, can make you lose…

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The Benefits of Volunteering

By VSS | November 9, 2012

Personal gain while giving back As most of you probably know, most not-for-profit community agencies rely heavily on their volunteers to be able to provide comprehensive services to the client base they serve.  FNFVCV is no exception to that.  Our agency is able to meet the needs of so many victims of crime because of the amazing volunteers who help every single day in a…

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