As government funds dwindle, local non-profit holds fundraiser

Feb 4, 2015 7:57 PM

The local non-profit Rape Crisis Intervention in Chico has struggled to get by as government funding was drastically cut. The organization is holding their first silent auction to prepare for the future. In 2014 the center received nearly 600 calls of people who needed their help. Recently they have struggled financially as they have lost $90,000 of funding over the last four years from a number of government sources. Executive Director Rocky Cruz says she has had to use her own money to keep the the facility open.

"I put my own money up as collateral because the bank would not give the agency a credit line which made it hard because we are not owners." says Cruz.

In an effort to prepare for the future the crisis center is holding their first silent auction "Open Eyes, Open Hearts" fundraiser Friday February 6th at 7 pm at the Chico Women's Club.


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