Domestic Violence: You can Help!
I am a Team Captain for the fundraising campaign for the Women’s Resource Center in Norman, OK. I am asking for your support.
The following was published today by by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
ACCORDING to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 12 million people in the United States are affected by violence involving an intimate partner. Roughly 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical abuse or stalking by their partner. Among women 18 and older, one in four is a victim of domestic violence.
These sorts of statistics are all too familiar to those who work with domestic violence victims in Oklahoma, because they see it all too often.
Oklahoma ranks No. 15 nationally in the rate of women killed by men, at 1.37 per 100,000, according to 2015 figures from the Washington, D-C.-based Violence Policy Center. This actually represents a slice of good news, because Oklahoma was ranked among the top five states (at 1.94 per 100,000) in the same rating just last year.
Until every act of violence is stopped, whether against women or men, we must support efforts to make a difference. Supporting the Women’s Resource Center is a way you can help stem the tide of physical and sexual abuse. I need your help today!
I am asking everyone to consider donating at least $10 towards their campaign to support this tremendous program. Regardless where you live in the U.S., your contributions are tax deductible.
Please join me in contributing to this program. CLICK HERE
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