On Saturday, October 19, Voices Against Violence, the rape crisis and domestic violence agency serving 13 communities throughout the MetroWest region, held its second annual “Walk to Break the Silence.” Once again, our event took place in downtown Framingham on a perfect autumn morning. The sunshine warmed our steps as more than 100 participants of all ages completed the course around downtown Framingham, guided by a number of Framingham Police Officers, who once again generously volunteered their time for our cause.
More than $20,000 was raised for the program from a variety of sources, including online donations and pledges. That money will be used to ensure that our 24-hour emergency hotline is operational throughout the year; our staff will be available to deal with the emergencies that inevitably occur; emergency housing, counseling and legal services will be provided victims and their children; and we will continue our important educational outreach programs to schools and organizations throughout MetroWest.
Read more: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/opinions/letters_to_the_editor/x915444996/Gianakis-Walking-to-Break-the-Silence#ixzz2ku71xFmW
For additional information on Voices Against Violence you can visit their webpage here
To donate to this worthy cause, you can go directly to the donation page here