Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Our speaker at Kiwanis today was from our area Safe House, talking about the services they provide, the families they help, and the needs they have as far as donations and volunteers.
I didn't realize October was Domestic Violence Awareness. The speaker herself had a niece and a nephew that died as a result of domestic violence. I can't even begin to know how that would feel. I have had a niece and a nephew pass away from natural causes (SIDS). But to know that they died at the hands of a parent or caregiver? Wow, that would be really hard.
My own connection with the Safe House is that a couple of my church kids have had to stay there at times. Now, when I don't hear from them, I wonder how they are, where they are, and if they are safe.
I will be wearing purple on Friday for Domestic Violence Awareness.