HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – Dozens of runners and walkers took half in a first-ever exercise in Hattiesburg Saturday morning to boost consciousness of home violence.
Contributors in a 5K occasion referred to as, “Keep in mind My Title,” raised cash to assist kids impacted by home violence.
It occurred in and round Kamper Park.
The run additionally included data from organizations just like the Home Abuse Household Shelter and the Edwards Avenue Fellowship Middle.
“All the cash that we increase immediately goes in the direction of a Christmas get together for kids of violence in our neighborhood,” stated Mary Alice Wilson, sufferer advocate with the Hattiesburg Police Division. “I’m very humbled by the turnout. I do know that we’ve had a least 60 registered and several other present up immediately to pay on web site.”
Different associated actions developing embody a candlelight vigil on Oct. 18 for victims of home violence and a self-defense class for girls on October 26. Each shall be held on the Jackie Dole Sherrill Neighborhood Middle.
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