Society 2.0: Help Make App to End Abuse

Sometimes making a difference is as simple as 1-0-1-5-0-6. Becky’s Fund calls on Washingtonians to text in their votes to help win a chance to create technology that fights domestic violence.

By Angie Goff

D.C. Council Chairman Vince Gray and Becky Lee. Photo by Alfredo Flores. Becky's Fund Domestic Violence Awareness Day at Nationals Park

D.C. Council Chairman Vince Gray and Becky Lee. Photo by Alfredo Flores. Becky's Fund Domestic Violence Awareness Day at Nationals Park

“There’s an app for that!”

Text 101506 to 73774

It’s an annoying catchphrase we hear almost on a daily basis. This time however it’s no joke. Domestic abuse is a real issue that destroys lives and takes too many of them. There’s a chance now to help create technology that will give women and men a way to break out of an abusive situation. Each month, the Pepsi Refresh Project gives away $50,000 to groups to help fund great ideas with positive impact — and Becky’s Fund is looking for your votes to win!

The 50k will go towards creating the first customized domestic violence phone application. Not only will it educate people about domestic violence but it will have access to resources for help, the nearest hospitals and shelters, the ability to reach police and text contacts ASAP as well as a photojournal for injuries.

Please go to to register now (create account at “SIGN IN” at bottom left of screen), start voting today, and vote every day in August.  You can text 101506 to 73774 every day to vote for Becky’s Fund.

In order to make voting easier for you, please fill out this quick survey now and help us win by forwarding this email to 10 of your friends.

No one is asking for your money or to donate your time. Simply it’s a call for you to lift one finger. Pick up the phone and text in your vote.  You can vote until the end of the month through the Refresh Project website or text 101506 to 73774.

If you want to help in person… Becky’s Fund is hosting a PEPSI Refresh Voting Happy Hour August 5th at The Mighty Pint at 1831 M Street, NW Washington, from 6 – 8:30! We will be serving you a free beer for your vote!

About the writer: Angie Goff covers traffic, entertainment and social media for WUSA-TV Channel 9 in Washington DC. Her blog Oh My Goff is also a daily TV segment that shares local buzz as reported by people in the community via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter

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2 Responses

  1. pattyrowland says:

    nice piece angie!!!! too bad i missed the happy hour! xoxoxoxo

  1. August 5, 2010

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