"On behalf of women everywhere and especially those that have been victims of domestic violence, it is with great honor and pride that I read this proclamation into the record", he said at the October 4 meeting before walking out sporting shorts and pumps with his business jacket and tie.
This is not the first race to raise funds for the Domestic Violence Safe House.
In Virginia, a total of 1,575 victims were served in one day during 2016, according to Taeshae Traynham, domestic violence sexual assault case manager for Tri-County Community Action Agency.
$10,000 for YWCA Binghamton to provide domestic violence services to the community, including shelter and counseling. On Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Kilworth Memorial Chapel at the University of Puget Sound will host a night of stories from domestic violence survivors. They come from all walks of life.
"I've been noticing there are a lot of reports in the newspaper about domestic violence situations, so it's a big problem right here in our county", she said.
"Our advocates will be providing education and information to help our communities overcome the epidemic of domestic violence and become safer for everyone", the release states.
One in three women and one in four men will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetimes, McKown told the commissioners.
Sadly, whether we realize it or not, all of us know people whose lives have been marked by domestic violence. "When you ask people, "Are you in favor of healthy relationships for yourself and friends and family?" most answer with a resounds, 'Yes!'" On average, there are more than 200,000 phone calls placed daily to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. These services started in 1981 with a 24 hour crisis hotline and has expanded over the years to include two emergency shelters and outreach in six counties from offices in Morristown and Tazewell. "It's part of the mission to make sure everyone feels empowered to say, 'It's OK if you are not ready, but when you are, here's a number a call'". "We have so many members in the Domestic Violence Taskforce and we try to affect change in the culture", said Beth Crowe, Director of Education for the Family Violence Project.