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Helping Hands hosts ‘Key to Escape’ event

Local nonprofit Helping Hands Against Violence is planning a “dinner adventure fundraiser” featuring a locally sourced organic dinner and an escape room-like experience designed by local escape room experts Escape the Hood. The event is set for October 20th, 6 p.m., at Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Street, Hood River.

Participants in an escape room typically solve puzzles or riddles while exploring a specially created environment designed to evoke a fictional world. Helping Hands says their event, titled “The Key to Escape,” offers an opportunity to provide real-life necessities for women and children who need the nonprofit’s services.

Gift purchases could be the reason a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault is able to secure employment, pay a water bill or buy birthday gifts for a child, according to a press release.

In addition to attending, community members can also become an event sponsor or an “escape route donor” by donating a gift certificate from their own or a local business. Donations will ultimately be given directly to a survivor.


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