Radio Station 100.9/107.1 The Cat gives back
Albany Broadcasting’s Cat-a-Bration at O’Toole’s Restaurant in Colonie is their annual celebration. Now in its third year, it’s a chance to come together and celebrate the season, while raising awareness about Capital Region causes. This year, the organization highlighted by The Cat is Unity House. The focus is the issue of domestic violence.
If you’d like to make a gift in honor of the Cat-a-Bration, head over to our donation page and make a secure gift with your credit card. You can also drop a check in the mail to Unity House, 2431 Sixth Avenue, Troy, NY 12180. Please be sure to note your donation is in support of the Unity House Domestic Violence Services Program, or simply write DV in the memo line.
Local Focus, Local Help
Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program will benefit from the Cat-a-Bration, scheduled for Wednesday, December 6th at O’Toole’s restaurant in Colonie from 6 – 8pm. All are welcome. Guests can enjoy an evening at O’Toole’s with the option to partake in raffles, generously donated by local businesses. Proceeds from gift baskets raffled off at the Cat-a-Bration will benefit Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program.
The focus on domestic violence was spurred in part by a local connection. Rensselaer County’s Columbia High School has three alumni who have been victims of domestic violence: the late Nikki Hart and Jennifer Renz, who each died at the hand of an abuser in 2012. Another case is that of CHS alum, Liza Ellen Warner, a Rensselaer County resident who was killed by her husband in 2004.
Statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men have experienced domestic violence in some form, from an intimate partner. Experts agree that addressing the issue takes a collaborative community response, to quell the epidemic of abuse and to meet the needs of survivors.
Help is Always Available
If you or someone you know is dealing with the issue of abuse, please know help is available 24/7. You can reach our domestic violence hotline anytime through call, text, or webchat:
Call: (518) 272-2370
Text: (518) 720-6161