Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Promise Place 5K "Run From Domestic Violence"

Promise Place will sponsor its annual 5K “Run from Domestic Violence” on Friday September 25, 2009 at City Hall in Peachtree City. All funds raised from this event will go towards the Emergency Shelter and Home, where victims of domestic violence can go for safety, protection and to begin to repair and rebuild their lives.

Domestic abuse occurs at all levels in our society. The victims flee and need immediate shelter and protection. It usually isn’t during an 8 to 5 workday. In most cases, the abused victims have escaped with little or no possessions. Lives must be repaired and rebuilt. That is the business of Promise Place.

In 2008 Promise Place provided service to the Griffin Judicial District which includes Fayette, Spalding, Upson, and Pike Counties to a total of 1,572 victims: 848 women, 709 children and 15 men. Our Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program reaches over 1,500 high school students and our Domestic Violence Awareness talks are presented to over 1,400 community members.

Promise Place is a 501c-3 non-profit organization, which depends almost entirely on community support and donations. We provide legal advocacy, crisis hot line help, counseling for victims, and their children, a food pantry, Safe Teen Dating Education in Fayette County schools, law enforcement education and Christmas presents for children.

Please join us for a good time and a great cause on Friday September 25, at 5:00pm.

We welcome your support in any capacity for this important fundraising event. All donations are tax deductible.

On behalf of Executive Directors Sonja Strickland and Vanessa Mottley and the Board of Directors for Promise Place, thank you for your generous support.

For information please call 770 632 8733 or email: aplatlanta@bellsouth.net

Registration and sponsor information on-line at http://bit.ly/18FQFF

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