The National Domestic Violence Hotline received a visit from none other than Baywatch babe, Pamela Anderson. Anderson personally donated $60,000 from her own foundation, The Pamela Anderson Foundation which has helped PETA, California Wildlife Center and many other animal organizations in addition to a variety of environmental and youth/anti-violence groups. This particular organization hits home for Pamela as she was sexually and emotionally abused as a child.
The hotline receives approximately 900 calls and texts a day from survivors, victims, families, and friends alike. Statistics show that one in four women, one in seven men and one in three teens will deal with verbal, emotional or physical abuse. Not only was money donated, but Anderson took the time to sit and hear the stories of those who take calls of people dealing with, or who have previously dealt with, domestic violence. She explained her encounter stating, “It was incredibly important for me to meet the men and women who, day in and day out, offer compassion and information to anyone who needs help with domestic violence. I am so happy to know that our donation will help ensure those seeking options will continue to find that trusted resource at The Hotline.”