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 Eat Sushi to Support CrisisLink
 Thurs., Oct. 11th, 2007

Sushi-Zen Restaurant http://www.sushizen.com is celebrating its 10th Anniversary by sponsoring a fundraiser for CrisisLink on October 11th, and will donate 10% of their sales that day to support CrisisLink's crisis Hotlines. If patrons mention CrisisLink that day, Sushi-Zen will donate 20% of their bill to CrisisLink. Sushi-Zen also has donation envelopes available for those not able to come by on October 11th. The restaurant is located in the Lee Harrison Shopping Center (2457 N. Harrison St.) in North Arlington. Calls to CrisisLink's Hotlines have jumped 78% in the past three years, so the need for funds and volunteers has never been greater.

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 AGLA Home Tour
 Sat., Dec. 1, 2007

The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance will donate proceeds from their annual Holiday Home Tour to CrisisLink. The event takes place on December 1, 2007 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will feature several homes in the Arlington Area. Tickets are $25 a person or $20 for students or seniors. CrisisLink thanks AGLA for their generous support and Mark Weinress for fostering this partnership. Additional information will be made available online at http://www.agla.org/ as it becomes available.


 Azalea Charities-Dean J. Baer Designs

Azalea Charities has commissioned Proud Warriors, a painting by Air Force veteran and nationally known artist Dean J. Baer. Proceeds from the sale of limited print editions, note cards, and open edition prints will support Azalea Charities' Aid for Wounded Soldiers project. Earlier this year, with donations provided by Prince Leopold d'Arenberg of Belgium, Azalea Charities and CrisisLink formed a partnership to assist in the training of Call Center Representatives for the U.S. Army's new Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline.

For more information on Azalea Charities or to order Proud Warriors note cards and/or prints, please visit http://www.azaleacharities.org/index.htm.

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 LinkUp & Listen 2008
 Sat., April 12, 2008

Building on the success of LinkUp & Listen over the past three years, CrisisLink is excited to announce that the 2008 LinkUp & Listen Gala will again be at the Clarendon Ballroom, but this time will be held on a Saturday evening, April 12, 2008. The Gala will once again feature unique live and silent auction items, live music and dancing with the Ron Holloway Band, and the Ballroom's delicious dinner cuisine and signature warm chocolate chip cookies. In 2007, the LinkUp & Listen Gala raised over $75,000 for CrisisLink's programs. For more information please call 703-527-6603.


 CrisisLink at the Redskins
 Sun., Dec. 2, 2007

On December 2, CrisisLink will be featured as the HCA Community Partner of the Game when the Redskins take on the Buffalo Bills at FedEx Field. During the game, CrisisLink's logo and crisis Hotline number will be displayed on the jumbotron and information about CrisisLink will be announced to those in attendence. Special thanks goes to HCA for their continued support of CrisisLink and our programs.


 Comcast Newsmakers

Be sure to watch your television and keep an eye out for Comcast Newsmakers. Our very own Mary Azoy was recently featured as a Comcast Spotlight Newsmaker representing CrisisLink. Mary was interviewed by Tony Hill, one of the many award-winning hosts of the show. Mary was interviewed to help CrisisLink showcase our new HOPE Program, our upcoming fall Hotline Training class, and the Party for Life event planned for mid-January. The interviews air every 24 minutes and 54 minutes past the hour Monday through Friday and on various schedules on the weekend. For more information please check out http://www.cn8.tv/channel/article.asp?lArticleID=5392&lChannelID=1021&subhead=aboutCPnews and keep an eye out for Mary and CrisisLink.


 Office Re-Configuration & New Phone System

CrisisLink has recently reconfigured its office space and installed a new telephone system to help us to better handle the 78% increase in call volume we've experienced over the last three years and enable us to continue to expand to accommodate future growth and a major new program and new staff.

CrisisLink would like to recognize the extraordinarily generous in-kind donations of the following local firms and individuals who have helped us to double the Call Center space, spruce up and re-organize our offices, and plan, design, and install a new Phone System.

Lynn Bays Feuchsel and her general contracting firm Jack Bays, Inc. donated construction labor and materials.

Mark Weinress and his firm Design:W donated experienced, professional call center design services.

Jim Cole, president and CEO, and Virginia Hospital Center continue to be very generous by providing all our program and office space at no cost to CrisisLink each year.

Bill Power, president, ARG, Inc., with Steve Grimsley, manager of technical services, donated--and have committed to continuing to generously donate--telephony consulting and hardware maintenance.

Evan Chapple and Black Box Network Systems are providing software engineering, technical support, and maintenance.

A special thank you also goes out to long-time CrisisLink volunteer and nationally known telephony expert Steve Gillies for keeping our old Executone system, which was installed over 8 years ago, up and running well past its "end of life" date.

Dave Divecha donated professional painting services through Divecha Painting, Inc.

Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters donated nearly new chairs and furnishings.

It truly takes a village to run Hotlines serving the community, and CrisisLink is so grateful to all of our in-kind donors who have made our new space and new phone system possible through their very generous donations of talent, time, and energy. Our sincere thanks to these "Hotline Heroes"!

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