During Super Bowl week "Tackle Domestic Violence"

By: Kylie Dixon Email
By: Kylie Dixon Email

DURANT, OK-- The Crisis Center is holding its 2nd Annual "Tackle Domestic Violence," fundraiser. During Super Bowl week last year, they raised about $5,000 for Texoma Counties.This year, they hope to score even more.

In 2011, the Crisis Control Center, in Durant, helped more than 400 women, children and men that were in abusive situations.

This year, while you celebrate super bowl week, you can help out others by donating to the "Tackle Domestic Violence" fundraiser.

"Lots of activities going on. So why not also throw a philanthropic element into it. And say hey, let's have a party or do whatever you want to do, have a great time. But let's remember people that are in need, at the same time," Advocate, Anna Marcy, said.

The fundraiser is unique, with multiple ways to donate. One of the easiest , go eat at Chilli's in Durant, where 10% of your ticket is donated to the cause. Chilli's employees are seeing support.

"I've actually had a lot of people that have come in with flyers. I've actually had 4 or 5 tables just last night alone, that has come in for the crisis center," Ashley Cook, server at Chillis, said. "There tickets were big dollars amounts, so that's 10% of their tickets, go straight towards the fundraiser. So that's good. They make a lot of money doing it."

You can also stop by the Durant Texas Roadhouse the rest of the week and a portion of your ticket will go to help the center.

Many non-profits in the area are struggling and depend on fundraisers.The Crisis Control Center is no different. Since they help multiple Oklahoma counties, any little helps.

"We provide shelter to women who are escaping dangerous situations from all over the United States," Marcy said. "Most often women, sometimes don't always want to go to the shelter in their own hometown, because they are trying to get away. So we do serve women from all over the United States and all over Oklahoma."

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