Hunger Strike

Valley Crisis Center employees Anna Mireles, left, and Amanda Bledsoe, right, will be starting a 48-hour hunger strike this Friday as a fundraiser for the Valley Crisis Center.

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Two staff workers at the Valley Crisis Center have planned a two-day hunger strike this weekend to raise money and awareness for their organization.

The Valley Crisis Center runs a domestic violence shelter in Nampa.

Valley Crisis Center childcare worker Amanda Bledsoe and case manager Anna Mireles want to raise at least $10,000 with the strike.

“We need this publicity to help raise awareness,” Bledsoe said.

The two will conduct the 48-hour strike from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Nampa Dairy Queen restaurant at 809 Caldwell Blvd.

Grant and federal money for the shelter is tight, Bledsoe said. She hopes 1,000 people will come to the restaurant and each donate $10.

The pair plan to only drink water during the two days.

“We would like to get people to our location so they can talk to us so they can see what we do,” Bledsoe said.

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