FavorHouse of Northwest Florida, a certified domestic violence center for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, announces its 40-40-40 campaign, an initiative that celebrates the commencement of the organization’s 40th year by setting the goal to raise $40,000 within 40 days. The initiative will begin with a Campaign Kickoff Event at The Palafox House in Downtown Pensacola on September 20 and conclude with the Faces of Domestic Violence Benefit Show at Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio on October 26.
“All funds raised will be used to provide safe, emergency shelter for domestic violence victims- a sanctuary providing healing and hope,” said Sue Hand, Executive Director of FavorHouse of Northwest Florida. “Survivors and their children do not pay for any of the services they receive.”
The Campaign Kickoff Event will include a performance by Jess Meuse, a Top 4 National Finalist on season 13 of American Idol. Meuse will also be featured as the opening performer for the Faces of Domestic Violence Benefit Show, which will be headlined by Wade Cota, the third runner-up on American Idol’s 17th season. Both performers are domestic abuse survivors and will be sharing their stories.
“It’s easy to get behind such an amazing cause because I understand what domestic violence does not just physically, but also emotionally and mentally. This is a cause that can save lives, and I am honestly grateful to know that such a wonderful organization exists,” Jess said. “My songs are all written from real experiences, and although many of them are inspired by my personal experience with an abusive partner, at the heart of them is always this message: you are never really alone and you are stronger than you think, that’s what I want people to take away from me being at the Campaign Kickoff and Benefit Show.”
The benefit show will cost $40 for general admission tickets and $1000 for a VIP table with eight seats, which includes a formal plated dinner, a private show and a meet-and-greet event. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/favor-house-40-40-40-campaign- kickoff-tickets-69811964465?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.