The DC Lady Arm Wrestlers have thrown their weight around for numerous local charities over the last several years. Each bout has brought in thousands of dollars for worthy causes. So as D/CLAW gears up for its next event on February 23, we thought we'd share a tally of the heavy lifting we've done so far:
D/CLAW 1: raised $1,450 for DC's House of Ruth, a domestic violence shelter.
D/CLAW 2: raised $2,900 for the Service Women's Action Network, an advocate group for military women.
D/CLAW 3: raised $4,100 for Fisher House Foundation, a home away from home for loved ones of troops being treated a military hospitals.
D/CLAW 4: raised $3,300 for N Street Village, a shelter for homeless women in DC.
D/CLAW 5: raised $4,500 for Community Forklift, a nonprofit offering green-friendly, salvaged and low cost building materials.
D/CLAW 6: raised $5,000 for renovations at American Legion Post 8.
D/CLAW 7: raised $3,500 for DC Firefighters Burn Foundation, which went to send local kids burned in fires to Children's Burn Camp.
D/CLAW 8: raised $3,800 for The Aleethia Foundation, which provides Friday Night dinner for injured troops being treated at local military hospitals.
D/CLAW 9: raised $6,100 for Miriam's Kitchen, which provides meals and other support to the homeless in DC.
That's more than $34,000 that went toward local charities in the DC area!
Next up is Critical Exposure, a DC nonprofit that teaches young people to use photography and their own voices to become advocates for school reform and social change. How much can you help us raise?
Click here to purchase an advance ticket to the February 23 bout.