Monday, January 29, 2007

Not With These Hands

TRIgirl has partnered with Safe Harbor this season to help women who have been affected by domestic violence. We will raise money for them, cook meals, and help out where we can. Safe Harbor is a shelter in suburban Richmond that has 8 beds for women and children who need to get out of violent domestic situations immediately. We are really excited to help in this cause because domestic violence affect one in four women in the country. In addition, it is a cause that is close to home for me since my father was both physically and verbally abusive to me, my mom and my sister. I know as a child, there aren't many things that are more disturbing than trying to understand why a parent would be violent and hateful towards you, a child or to your mother. And it is even more important is that these families will have a safe place to live while they are in danger.

In addition, TRIgirls is creating a non-violence team pledge as part of Not With These Hands pledge of non-violence.
Tomorrow, Tuedsay, at 4:30 p.m., Mar. 31st is having a "Drum & Heart" kick off celebration at the Sacred Heart Center on Southside. One of my favorite Richmond bloggers (and friend), John Sarvay also covers it on his site, Buttermilk & Molasses. The TRIgirls are still brainstorming about how we will do our group pledge, but I can assure you it will be awesome and it will be pink. Also, we'll be puting up posters around town and trying to help get the word out. So, if you have been affected by violence or you have been affected by the Harveys, take some time out to express yourself and make a pledge of non-violence. And, if you haven't, than know you are blessed....and make the pledge anyway.

1 comment:

TriGirl 40 said...

Can't wait to hear more about our pink TRIgirl pledge for such an important cause. Looking forward to helping make the world a better and safer place for women and children.