The Shelter for Abused Women & Children announces that Collier County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be joining in the nonprofit’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month efforts this October bydisplaying purple “End Domestic Violence” ribbon magnets on their vehicles.
“As first-responders, EMS staff see the effects of domestic violence in our community and, like local law enforcement, are joining us to raise awareness about this social epidemic for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October,” explains Lisa Fasanella, director of programs for The Shelter.
In addition to the 50 purple ribbon magnets sent to EMS, The Shelter distributed 980 of the magnets among the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Naples Police Department and Marco Island Police Department.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first observed in October 1987 with the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation being passed by the U.S. Congress in 1989. This legislation has passed every year since.
To learn more about The Shelter’s 2012 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Initiative call 239.775.3862.
For information on The Shelter’s life-transforming programs and services, please call 239.775.3862, or visitwww.naplesshelter.org.