Samaritans of New York's 1st Annual Walkathon 2013
Join Your Fellow Samaritans Volunteers, Past & Present, for our 1st Annual Walkathon to help raise money for The Samaritans of New York Suicide Prevention Hotline!
Create Your Own Personal Fundraising Page by clicking on the "click here to join!" link below. Creating your own page allows you to ask family & friends to sponsor you on your walk. You can personalize your page by posting your own message and photo.
Getting the word out there has never been this easy! You will be able to send emails to your contacts as well as promote your walk on Facebook, Twitter etc.
We have created potential levels of sponsorship ranging from $25-$150. However, your sponsors may contribute any amount they wish provided it meets the minimum fixed level set at $25. Our goal is that each Walker pledges to raise $250. We understand that some will raise more and some less.
Click here to join!
Samaritans of New York Suicide Prevention Hotline
Samaritans 24-Hour Crisis Hotline (212) 673-3000
With the goal of helping people in distress and preventing suicide, Samaritans free, confidential, 24-hour emotional support and crisis response hotline service is available on an immediate and ongoing basis to help people who are dealing with every kind of problem, illness, trauma or loss as they try to cope with their difficulties.
The hotline provides those in crisis (as well as the people who care for them) with a 24-hour safety net that can be used to fill-in service gaps, bridge between appointments and act as a source of ongoing emotional maintenance for those with chronic emotional issues.
“I have called the Samaritans Hotline, not because I was suicidal, but because I needed someone to talk to, someone who would understand my feelings of helplessness and sadness. Samaritans was very helpful to me. They listened to me with great care, and treated me kindly.” A Caller to Samaritans
Support The Samaritans of New York's 1st Annual Walkathon 2013
Please Sponsor your Walker and help them meet their goal of raising money for The Samaritans Suicide Prevention Hotline!
Samaritans provides emotional support to people dealing with everything from a bad day to a broken heart to some life-threatening illness or traumatic event. The confidential 24-hour hotline is the only one of its kind in NYC and its Volunteers answer an average of 65,000 calls per year.
The Samaritans of New York consists of 120 caring volunteers--and it is these dedicated individuals that callers in crisis turn to during their difficult times and darkest hours, seeking someone who will take them seriously, listen to what they are going through and provide them with a hand to hold and shoulder to lean on.