Troy University will be represented at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk” in Washington, D.C.
Allison Lindley, a member of the Dothan Campus’ Rotaract Chapter of Rotary Club International, will participate in this year’s walk June 3. Beginning in 2004, AFSP’s nationwide Out of the Darkness walks have helped to shed light on mental illness by bringing hope, support, and a reminder that those suffering are not alone in their struggles.
Lindley, who joined the AFSP’s Alabama Chapter walk team to participate in the 2023 walk, is raising money for the organization to help provide services.
“My fundraising goal is to raise $1,500 before the walk on June 3 . As of April 20, I have raised more than $1,400 for this event, and I hope to continue the fundraising momentum as the funds go to important research, education, and survivor support,” she says.
In October 2022, Troy Dothan Rotaract gathered a team of eight members to take part in the Dothan community walk at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds. The team raised donations of $150.00. During this walk, community members shared their stories and gathered to support and heal.
Allison joined the Troy Dothan Rotaract in August 2022 and serves as the club secretary. She said it has been a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community and find others with a similar drive.
Throughout this past year, the Troy Dothan Rotaract has joined in a variety of philanthropic events such as cleanup at The Harbor Dothan, collecting supplies for a Mother’s Day Drive for the House of Ruth, ringing the Red Kettle campaign with the Salvation Army, and hosting a “Snacks and SMART goals” event at the local Boys and Girls of America club. Both students and alumni can join the Rotaract Club and help make a positive impact in the community.
For more information about the TROY Dothan Rotaract Club, visit @troydothanrotaract on Instagram and @RotaractTROYDothan on Facebook.
If you or a loved one are in crisis, call, or text the suicide and crisis hotline at 988.