Chester County Crime Victim Center receives $ 15,000 donation – Daily Local
WEST CHESTER – The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County Inc. received a donation of $ 15,000 from the home security company Ring. The Crime Victims’ Center is one of nine organizations across the country that Ring has recognized as part of its new RingCares initiative.
According to the company, this year it supports local nonprofits that “make an impact where our team members live and work.”
Christine Zaccarelli, CEO of the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, said the organization had no idea she had been named until Ring contacted and said the center was appointed by one of the Ring employees in Malvern – and had been selected.
“We were delighted! So grateful that someone in our community is thinking of CVC and our work for this generous donation, ”she said.
The Crime Victims’ Center is a comprehensive victim advocacy organization that serves victims of all crimes, Zaccarelli added. The non-profit organization provides “free, immediate and confidential crisis response and compassionate support to children and adults affected by sexual violence and all other crimes,” according to its website, offering assistance through advice, advocacy, resources and education.
“CVC is committed to helping victims understand their rights and advocate, if necessary, to ensure that those rights are respected,” the nonprofit organization’s website says.
Zaccarelli said the $ 15,000 donation will make a difference.
“At the moment we don’t have specific plans, it was an unrestricted donation that allows us to use as needed to serve our customers and our community,” she said, adding that this allows the organization to react to something in the community that might happen – “that we didn’t anticipate.” “
In an email response to questions, Ring said the nine organizations “remind us of what it means to be a good neighbor.”
“Ring’s mission is to make neighborhoods safer and we are always looking for ways to support communities and engage with more of our neighbors. We believe in supporting those who know their neighborhood best and know that we are just one of many who strive to contribute to safer, healthier communities, ”the email response said.
In addition to the Crime Victims ‘Center of Chester County Inc., the following organizations also received donations: Byrd Barr Place, The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc., The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, Family Giving Tree, Mission of Deeds, SafeNest, Save the Family, A Sense of Home and Youth Opportunities Unlimited.
In addition to announcing its RingCares initiative, Ring unveiled a new feature on its Neighbors app, as part of its month-long celebration of Good Neighbors Day.
Ring Neighbors now has a new sticker in their app called Better Neighborhoods. The Better Neighborhoods sticker encourages community members to get involved in their communities by connecting them with national and local organizations. This gives them the opportunity to learn about organizations, register to volunteer or donate.