Please check out her post below:
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Alicia Wright Brewster
Robert B. Warren
All funds will go towards flying or busing her here to Oklahoma (a place that is far from her ex, a place where she has moral and emotional support), getting her set up in an apartment with at least the first month’s rent paid, utility bills for at least a month, some clothing, basic household items and basic furniture.
This is your chance to DO something, to make a difference in the life of just one victim. And, hopefully, in turn, she will one day reach out and help another victim.
That’s how it starts…we don’t just talk about it, we DO it…and the change can all start with just one person. I hope that person is you.
Domestic Violence Awareness month is here. It’s full of slogans that are meant to “end the silence,” “stop the violence,” and “break down the walls” that victims suffer each and every day. This event comes around each and every October.
Each and every year we talk about it. Yet each and every day, three women die by the hands of their abuser.
Every 9 seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten.
At least one in every three women have been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime, and the majority of that time, that abuser is a member of her own family. Domestic violence is STILL the leading cause of injury to women. And studies indicate that up to 10 MILLION children witness some form of domestic violence each and every year.
Disturbing statistics, aren’t they?
The truth is that we can talk about it all day long, but if we want anything to change, we’re going to have to actually DO something. And that’s exactly what I’m doing right now.
On my author blog, I have a section dedicated to victims and their families. My books will include themes of domestic violence and crimes against women.
Because I am a survivor. Because there are people very close to me that are trying their very, very best to survive. I am their “person.” One very, very dear friend of mine left her abusive husband, and now she’s trying to start over. But she needs help, and that help can come from you.