HI! I am so excited for the opportunity to participate in this unique fundraiser where I get to combine my adventurous spirit and my newfound love of rappelling (in Australia they call it abseiling) to help raise $1,500 in donations for The Source LGBT+ Center here in Visalia! The founders of The Source are members of my Center for Spiritual Living family, and they are a group of phenomenal people with big hearts! The Source provides much-needed support and services to the LGBT+ community in this historically conservative town. In fact, their services are so valued by this community that they have outgrown their current space! Please donate any amount that you can, so that I can rappel down the side of the Marriott Hotel (8 stories) and raise money towards the $100,000 The Source LGBT+ Center hopes to raise to purchase a larger space!
Since the time I was a small child, I have been very passionate about equal rights for everyone. During my childhood, I remember getting really frustrated and speaking out against racist remarks and jokes to the people around me, even those in my own family. Like you, I have friends and family who are part of the LGBT+ community. Like you, I have heard stories of people being disowned by their own families when they came out. Like you, I have heard the stories of mistreatment, assault, bullying, and even murder of people in the LGBT+ community. And, like you, I have heard the stories of people who have taken their own lives because of the lack of love and support, and/or the mistreatment and abuse that they endured. It's not OK with me. It should not be OK with you.
It is up to each of us to do our part to create a community in which we can all feel safe, heard, accepted, and loved. By rappelling down a building and/or donating to The Source LGBT+ Center, we can choose to make a positive difference in our community, and in the lives of many.
Regardless of your beliefs, everyone deserves equal rights regardless of the color of their skin, religion, or sexual orientation. We all deserve love. We all deserve peace.
The Source LGBT+ Center provides that love and support along with countless services to people who need it. Please check out The Source LGBT+ Center Website for more information about all of the amazing things that they do for this community.
Please donate to show your support for me, The Source LGBT+ Center, and equal rights for all people.
With your help, I will rappel down the Marriott Hotel on November 10, 2018 to show my unwavering support of all of the people in the LGBT+ community near and far. I intend to see the day when the world accepts you for exactly who you are, and appreciates the uplifting energy and heart that you bring to this world! MUCH LOVE!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
If you're feeling adventurous, COME JOIN ME and experience the thrill of rappelling while supporting an excellent organization!!