Hello Watertownians and friends,
Register here to join Watertown Walks for Peace in this, our community's sixth consecutive year participating in the Mother's Day Walk for Peace to benefit the Louise D. Brown Peace Institute. Hooray for Watertown, and for Peace!
In 2019 we had our largest turnout ever, with 73 walkers (including 19 youth). Through our 47 donors, we raised an incredible $3,275 -- 30% above our goal of $2,500.
Equally important, Watertown Walks for Peace made a real difference for the walkers, as it increased our awareness of the tragic effects of gun violence and the amazing work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute to heal survivors and build community.
For 2020, we've set a goal of $2020. Please join us in supporting the Louse D. Brown Peace Institute. Every donation, no matter the size, will make a real difference in our community. IMPORTANT: ALL DONATIONS MADE BY FRIDAY APRIL 17TH WILL BE MATCHED 100% -- PLEASE DONATE NOW!
Every year in the United States, approximately 15,000 people are murdered. For every homicide victim, there are at least 10 immediate people directly impacted by that loss. It is safe to say each year there are at least 150,000 new survivors of homicide victims dealing with the emotional, physical and financial stress of losing a loved one to a traumatic death such as murder. This is not including extended family members, classmates/colleagues, teachers/students or entire communities. Nor does this number include families who are impacted by a loved one committing a murder. Together, we can heal and have an impact.
The Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-four years later, the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking. The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is also the Peace Institute’s largest fundraising event. We hope you will help us raise our goal of $400,000. This way toward healing!
Important COVID-19 Pandemic Update:
The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace will still take place, as a virtual walkathon. While we may not be able to gather physically on Mother’s Day, you have proven year after year how deeply you care about the communities we serve -- Survivors of Homicide Victims, their families, and neighbors. Your help ensures that the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s critical services, advocacy and training continue to meet the immediate and evolving needs of survivors. When you reach your goal it ensures that the Peace Institute has the financial resources necessary to transform society’s response to homicide during this unprecedented crisis.
Registration cost this year is $20 per person, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration fees go to help us reach our goal of $400,000 to sustain our services, advocacy and training.
|Wallace F. & Barbara R. Dailey||07/29/2020||$20.00||Kate Hanson Plass||05/10/2020||$20.00||Anna Whitcomb||05/10/2020||$100.00||The Fabians||05/10/2020||$25.00||Adria Warren||05/09/2020||$40.00||Stephen Steadman||05/09/2020||$20.00||Kristin Bray||05/09/2020||$250.00||Izzy and Beth Tappan-deFrees||05/09/2020||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||05/09/2020||$50.00||In loving memory of my mom, who would've turned 96 on 5/9/20||Stephen Steadman||05/09/2020||$50.00||Adria Warren||05/09/2020||$10.00||Sheri Kennedy||05/08/2020||$40.00||Kim Yodisborg||05/08/2020||$20.00||Sending light and love always.||Elisabeth Strekalovsky||05/07/2020||$20.00||Lisa Capoccia||05/07/2020||$20.00||Elisabeth Strekalovsky||05/07/2020||$50.00||Wendy Bell||05/06/2020||$50.00||Go team Watertown! Thanks for your deep and continuing commitment to this important cause!||Janet Rohler||05/04/2020||$100.00||Tony Palomba||05/04/2020||$50.00||Kathy Button||05/04/2020||$50.00||Bevin Croft||05/03/2020||$50.00||Claudia Clark||05/02/2020||$50.00||I'll be there in spirit!||Ruth Henry||05/01/2020||$20.00||David Dickinson||04/29/2020||$20.00||In honor of my brother who has given so much to Watertown.||Michael Schade||04/29/2020||$25.00||Susan Falkoff||04/29/2020||$20.00||Roberta Brown||04/28/2020||$35.00||Mishy Lesser||04/28/2020||$25.00||Roger Herzog||04/27/2020||$40.00||Deborah Peterson||04/27/2020||$100.00||Caroline Bays||04/27/2020||$100.00||I am glad we will be able to walk together virtually!||Vicky Sax||04/27/2020||$20.20||Elise Hoblitzelle||04/27/2020||$100.00||May peace and well-being prevail||Eileen Ryan||04/27/2020||$25.00||Keep up the good work and keep on striving for a more peaceful world. Eileen Ryan||Barbara Ruskin||04/27/2020||$50.00||Sharon Bauer||04/27/2020||$36.00||Roger Herzog||04/27/2020||$60.00||Ingrid Joy Wolfson||04/25/2020||$40.00||Anonymous Friend||04/24/2020||$10.00||World in Watertown, Inc.||04/22/2020||$400.00||Steven Owens||04/19/2020||$50.00||Gary Richards||04/17/2020||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||04/17/2020||$50.00||From a Member of Belmont-Watertown UMC - happy fundraising||Watertown Citizens For Peace, Justice and The Environment||04/16/2020||$100.00||Jeanne Trubek and Ron Webber||04/16/2020||$100.00||Jacqui Gross||04/15/2020||$60.00||Jacqui Gross||04/15/2020||$40.00||Tyler Kemp-Benedict||04/15/2020||$100.00||Will Twombly||04/14/2020||$40.00||Lynn Bratley||04/14/2020||$10.00||Will Twombly||04/14/2020||$160.00||Susan Kuder||04/13/2020||$20.00||David Gardner||04/13/2020||$20.00||Chuck Dickinson||04/13/2020||$100.00||Susan Kuder||04/13/2020||$30.00||Nicole Gardner||04/12/2020||$20.00|