WCC, city partner to earn eligibility for Green Dot grant

By Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]
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The city of Maysville is working to become a Green Dot city.

According to city and Women’s Crisis Center officials, Greet Dot is a nationally recognized strategy focused on preventing power-based personal violence.

“The strategy is based around the belief that each one of us holds power as bystanders to actively prevent violence and shape our community norms,” officials said. “The City of Maysville and WCC envision a community where the norms are violence will not be tolerated and everyone is expected to do their part. We know we can achieve this by having more green dots than red dots on the map.”

Currently, the Women’s Crisis Center and the city of Maysville are working together to raise $6,000 on crowdrise.com. Should they make the goal, the city will be eligible for up to $100,000 in funding from the A Community Thrives and the Gannett Foundation.

According to officials, the money will go toward making Maysville the first Green Dot city in the nation.

“We know how great and effective Green Dot is, but we need your help getting us to that goal so the Gannett Foundation can find out why Green Dot is so important and all the great work Maysville’s doing to become the first Green Dot City,” officials said on the fundraising page.

Officials said if the city reaches the fundraising goal, there is also an opportunity for a second $25,000 grant through the Gannett Foundation.

“This $25,000 grant is awarded to two campaigns that have the most donors. So every donation gets us one step closer to our $6,000 goal and one vote closer to fan favorite,” officials said.

For those who donate $25, they will receive a Green Dot button and pen, those who donate $50 will get a Green Dot button, pen and a shout out on Facebook, those who donate $100 will get a button, pen, shout out and a Green Dot bystander training dedication.

“Women’s Crisis Center is already so thankful for the overwhelming support from the Maysville community and we’re excited to take Green Dot to the next level,” officials said on the fundraising page. “With the support of donors today and the support of a grant from the Gannett Foundation, we can all come together and make Maysville the first Green Dot city.”

Those wanting to donate to the cause can do so at https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/maysville-a-green-dot-city.

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By Christy Howell-Hoots

[email protected]