Eclipse, a crisis intervention hotline, is using its $20,000 donation for promotion and up-keep purposes. After having recently relocated, Eclipse put money aside to cover rent, staff and up-keep expenses. It is also buying a new television for volunteers to use during their shifts.
Advertising is also a key to Eclipse's plans. Eclipse plans to increase its advertising to get its name out and to make the community aware of its existence and services.
Eclipse has volunteers to staff the phones 24 hours a day, trained to counsel in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Averaging 1,500 calls a year, some of the concerns Eclipse counselors help callers deal with include chemical abuse, depression, suicide and they also provide information and referral services.
Eclipse is looking for volunteers who are willing to give a six month commitment consisting of at least four hours a week. The time could be spent either at Eclipse or at home through call forwarding.
Mark your calendars now....
The 29th Annual
May 22 and 23, 1999
Meet you on the hill!