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Texas Hold 'Em Event in Clark Will Raise Money For Local Suicide Prevention Hotline

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CLARK, NJ - Suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline CONTACT We Care will be hosting a Texas Hold 'Em event April 11 to raise money for the hotline. The event will be held at the Gran Centurion at 440 Madison Hill Road in Clark from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Grand prize will be $3,000, Second Place will be $1,500 and Third Place will be $500. The ticket price of $150 includes entry fee, food, beer, wine and soda. Tickets for non-playing guests are $75 and include food, beer, wine and soda. 

"Just $15 helps fund one call to CONTACT We care from someone in distress or crisis," said Joanne Oppelt, the hotline's executive director. "This is wonderful opportunity for people to enjoy an evening out at a fun event while helping us save lives. It's a win-win, which is great at a Texas Hold 'Em night."

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Tickets are available online at http://contactwecareorg.ticketleap.com/cwccharitypokernight/. Tickets also are available at the door but reservations are strongly suggested.

CONTACT We Care, headquartered in Westfield, is a suicide prevention agency that operates a suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline and provides suicide prevention training to the public, community groups and businesses. The agency relies on more than 200 volunteer listeners and texters and funding from grants and donations from the public.

The hotline serves Central and Northern New Jersey and is a primary responder to calls to the national suicide prevention line (1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE) that originate in New Jersey. Callers also reach CONTACT by dialing 908-232-2880 or texting “CWC” to 839863.

About CONTACT We Care

CONTACT We Care, headquartered in Westfield and with a listening hub in Morristown is celebrating its 40th year. As Central and Northern New Jersey’s crisis listening line it receives more than 14,000 calls per year.  CONTACT brings comfort and hope to people in emotional distress through active, empathetic and nonjudgmental listening.  All calls are free, anonymous and confidential.  

If you are in crisis and need someone to listen, call the hotline at 908-232-2880.  We are affiliated with CONTACT USA, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and the American Association of Suicidology.  For general information about CONTACT We Care or to become a volunteer, call 908-301-1899 or visit www.contactwecare.org.

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