The 100 Men is a select group of community leaders and professionals committed to supporting Samaritan House’s mission to end violence, whether domestic, sexual or trafficking. Our goal is to drive the number of violence and homicide incidences down to zero.
Letter from the 100 Men Chairman,
The 100 Men is an arm of The Samaritan House formed as a fundraising tool and a marketing voice to explain to the community what goes on here. Our mission can be stated with lofty words like “giving a voice to ending domestic violence” or being “the guardians against domestic violence” and surely that is our goal – to end the senseless violence that tears a family apart.
Nonetheless, I think our mission is best explained in simple terms: We want to fix something here.
100 Men do far more than financially support Samaritan House programs – 100 Men tells a story. It’s one that’s often hidden or forgotten, because it is a community’s most embarrassing story. Not just in our community, but nationwide. Wars wage around the world, and terrorists do unthinkable acts, and the news brings them front and center. Yet quietly, dark and hidden, there is fear, pain, and sorrow all around us in homes and neighborhoods you would never imagine having such trouble.
There’s a second part to this story. Here in our community we have an organization like The Samaritan House making strides to help those in need and to create a more informed legal system to support victims. We’re called The Samaritan House but we are far more than a shelter. An endless list of services provide a driving force against the harsh reality of domestic violence in Hampton Roads, and it is thanks to the many supporters like you who make it possible.
My thanks to The 100 Men and to all those who donate their time, talent, and treasure to this cause. Together, in our community, we can fix something here.
Sincerely,Chris CalcagnoPresident Seventh PointChairman 100 Men