THE ARMY OF SURVIVORS FAQ
WHAT IS THE ARMY OF SURVIVORS CURRENTLY WORKING ON?
ARE YOU ADVOCATING ONLY FOR ATHLETE SURVIVORS?
ARE YOU ADVOCATING FOR ATHLETE SURVIVORS ONLY IN MICHIGAN?
No. We strive to have a national impact with our work.
How is my money used?
The Army of Survivors focuses on creating resources, on advocacy, and on education that supports survivors of sexual violence. We create resources that support and encourage survivors. We actively advocate for legislation that gives survivors better access to justice. And we support education programs for youth and communities about sexual violence, its repercussions, and methods of prevention. All of those working in the foundation are volunteers. For more information please see our strategic plan. This is a breakdown of the number of hours spent within our organization on our objectives:
5% Newsletter and annual report
20% Resource creation
10% Sharing stories
10% Digital content creation
20% Educating state and community leaders
5% Grant gifting
5% Relationship building
10% Survivor input
10% Community participation
5% Shedding light on community issues
What are the tax implications of my donation?
The foundation was incorporated in the state of Michigan on Aug. 2, 2018. We received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS on Aug. 8, 2020. Contact your tax professional regarding tax benefits of donations.
DOES THE ORGANIZATION REPRESENT THE “SISTER SURVIVORS”?
Our statements and actions have a limited ability to represent all narratives of the Sister Survivors of the sexual abuse enabled by Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, and the US Olympic Committee. The majority of our founding volunteers are Sister Survivors of this case; however, The Army of Survivors is a separate entity. We fully support these Sister Survivors and all other survivors of sexual violence.
WHAT IS SEXUAL ABUSE?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEXUAL ABUSE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT?
When perpetrators use force that is immediate, of short duration, or is infrequent rather than ongoing, the incident is referred to as a sexual assault rather than abuse. We support survivors of both traumas.