Samaritan House is proud to present its second annual televised fundraising event, “Love Shouldn’t Hurt,” hosted by Kristen Crowley that will feature hopeful stories as told by three survivors and messages of support provided by local and national celebrities. “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” will air June 5 at 8 p.m. on WTKR Channel 3.
“Love Shouldn’t Hurt” is the second annual awareness and fundraising event presented by Samaritan House developed as a result of restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. During the past year, Samaritan House witnessed an 86% rise in need for its services for victims of violence at a time when in-person fundraising events were curtailed.
“I am very proud of the staff of Samaritan House who never stopped serving those in our community that were victims of not only the pandemic but of domestic violence and human trafficking this past year. ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ will allow us to share our mission with Hampton Roads and raise much needed funding to continue serving those in need,” said Robin Gauthier, Executive Director of Samaritan House.
In addition to impactful stories of survival, viewers will also hear messages of support and hope from celebrities including Patricia Richardson, of “Home Improvement” fame, Caitlyn Dulany actress and #Metoo activist who spoke out against Harvey Weinstein as well as state and local officials involved with Samaritan House and its mission.
“Love Shouldn’t Hurt” has been made possible via support from the Hampton Roads business community including major sponsors such as Langley Federal Credit Union, WTKR Channel 3, Studio Center, GFL Environmental, Dollar Bank, Newport News Shipbuilding, the Pinnacle Group, Tidewater Tech, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, PRA Group and others dedicated to making Hampton Roads a better place to live. To learn more about this unique event, please visit www.samaritanhouseva.org/loveshouldnthurt.
Since 1984, Samaritan House has sought to foster personal safety, growth and self-sufficiency in adults and their children through freedom from sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness in Hampton Roads by providing emergency and permanent housing, support services and community outreach to victims. For additional information, visit www.samaritanhouseva.org.