Minnesota victims of sexual assault were the focus of a fundraising effort at PAVSA Duluth Monday. It was part of the 2nd-annual 856 Campaign, which raises money to support services for survivors of rape.
856 comes from the number of victims who used PAVSA's services in Duluth in 2010 when the campaign started launched.
"For the women and men and everyone we service, I think it's just excellent for them to have a place where they can come that's safe and confidential and also free of charge," said Mary Salisbury, a PAVSA organizer.
$800 was raised from the event.PAVSA is located in the Women's Building on 1st Street in downtown Duluth.Services include advocacy, counseling, medical and legal help, community education and a 24-hour crisis line.