Ohio State fan aims to raise money for domestic violence victims in wake of recent news
Many Ohio State fans are confused about what to make about the whole situation that has swallowed the Buckeyes football program over the last few weeks. Some are waiting for all the facts to come out, some attended a rally to support Urban Meyer, and some believe the head coach should be fired.
None of that is the focus for longtime Buckeye supporter Jessi Davin. Instead, Davin is using the recent news regarding the domestic violence incidents involving former assistant coach Zach Smith, and potential cover-up by Meyer, to show support for victims suffering from domestic violence.
“Someone in one of the Buckeye groups on Facebook had said, ‘Why don’t you all do something useful with your time, like volunteer?'” Davin told ABC 6 News in Columbus. “And I kind of thought: ‘That’s not a half-bad idea.’”
Running with that idea, Davin started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence crisis hotline. She set the goal at $1,000 and has already raised more than $800.
“My point is: let’s all come together and say it’s okay to ask for help, and it’s okay to not be okay,” Davin told ABC 6. “I’m trying to use this as a way to save a life. If it saves one life, it’s more than worth it.”