A virtual silent auction and raffle will help support Domestic Violence Services in Umatilla and Morrow counties. The event is being held as part of 2021 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

People can register via a link at www.dvs-or.org. The website also provides an opportunity for individuals and businesses to make a donation for the virtual auction. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25 for a chance to win a 5-night stay at the Oasis Resort in Palm Springs, valued at $1,285. Also, “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” T-shirts are available for $20.

Silent auction bidding will open Wednesday, Oct. 27, and closes Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. A Facebook Live drawing will be held for the vacation raffle Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Domestic Violence Services has served Umatilla and Morrow counties for more than 40 years. It has shelters in Hermiston and Pendleton, as well as advocacy centers in Boardman, Ione and Milton-Freewater.

Its mission is to provide help to all victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. DVS provides safety planning, support groups, training workshops and classes. Services are available in English and Spanish.

In addition to the shelters and advocacy centers, the agency maintains a 24-hour crisis line at 800-833-1161. For more information, contact 541-276-3322, 541-567-0424, events@dvs-or.org or visit www.dvs-or.org.

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