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National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out is an annual event where communities across the country connect with law enforcement. The focus of National Night Out is to get neighborhoods actively involved in preventing crime in their community. At National Night Out, you will be able to visit tables for various community organizations and interact with your local first…

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A Letter of Appreciation to all Volunteers

Written by: Leslie McPherson, Director of Hotline & Volunteer Services I would like to take a moment to deviate from our usual style of posting to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who devote their personal time to Victim Support Services. Whether it be the individual who selflessly spends hours on-call in the wee hours…

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Volunteer Appreciation Week

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, VSS would like to take a moment to honor Belinda Gloyd, our longest standing volunteer EVER! We asked Belinda to share a few words, and here is what she said: “Volunteering is a great way to feel a belonging to the community in which you live.  When I look…

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Power of One Award

Many individuals can attest to the backbone of nonprofit agencies – our volunteers. Quite often the unsung heroes of this work – they dedicate their free and personal time to helping us advance our mission in so many different ways. Much of what we are able to do is in large part, because we have…

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National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out is a community event where neighbors and organizations to come together to make all our neighborhoods a little safer.  It began 31 years ago in an effort to bring together community partners, residents, and law enforcement, and has been going strong ever since.  National Night Out is held on the first Tuesday…

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Golf Tournament Thank You!

Thanks to all of the golfers, sponsors, volunteers and staff for supporting the Victim Support Services 11th Annual Golf Tournament at Legion Memorial Golf Course this past weekend. The weather was great, the company fabulous and the day filled with fun!  Click here to see our event photos! Thanks to all of our golfers and sponsors…

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Volunteer & Training Opportunities – Join the VSS Team

Integral to providing direct services to victims in the State of Washington is Core Advocacy Training. This thirty hour training qualifies individuals to provide services at Crime Victim Assistance Centers. Victim Support Services (VSS) provides this essential training two or three times a year. Our core training is open to any staff, volunteer or Board…

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Volunteer & Training Opportunities – Join the VSS Team

Integral to providing direct services to victims in the State of Washington is Core Advocacy Training. This thirty hour training qualifies individuals to provide services at Crime Victim Assistance Centers. Victim Support Services (VSS) provides this essential training two or three times a year. Our core training is open to any staff, volunteer or Board…

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Coat Drive Update

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…

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The Benefits of Volunteering

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…

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