SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) An estimated one in three Utah women will be victims of domestic violence in her lifetime.
To help, Jacksons Food Stores is raising money to give “The Gift of Peace” to victims this holiday season.
“We all know victims. It’s happening in our neighborhoods,” said Jorge Barraza, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition.
“Every single dollar counts,” said Barraza.
Funding is tight for Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, according to Barraza, who said much of the budget helps victims in immediate crisis.
For every donation given to the campaign, Jacksons will match dollar-for-dollar. All of the money raised in Utah stays local.
“In the Utah market, we had contributions of $4,000 last year and we are hoping to get to that again. Then we would make a donation of $8,000 with that match,” said Jacksons Food Stores representative Katrina Lemmon.
The regional corporation is also gathering money for domestic violence victims in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada.
The campaign runs through Christmas.