On Friday May 1st, Matthew Fleischer, MCHS junior, hosted a national online debate tournament for students across the country. In addition to running a free tournament, Matthew also launched a fundraiser, asking all competitors, judges, and observers to donate to the National Domestic Abuse Hotline.
“In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, millions of Americans are being advised to stay at home. Unfortunately, this has created unsafe environments for many people who live with violent partners, family members, or suffer from domestic violence. This, combined with the fact that many of my friends in the debate community have had their last debate competitons moved online or altogether canceled, prompted me to host May Mayhem, an online tournament that raised money for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. While competition can be fun, the priority was spreading awareness about the issue of domestic violence during this time; across the country, 911 calls regarding domestic violence have increased upwards of 35%. To date, we have raised over $3500 for the hotline! I am so grateful for everyone that competed, judged, and/or donated. Donations are still being accepted and will remain open until May 25th. If you would like to donate, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/may-mayhem-invitational-fundraiser-for-the-ndvhIn response to the COVID-19 outbreak, millions of Americans are being advised to stay at home. Unfortunately, this has created unsafe environments for many people who live with domestic abusers or suffer from domestic violence.www.gofundme.com
. All donations are being matched up to $2500.”