TAKE A STAND AGAINST SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AT FENWAY 2011
A pre-game ceremony included a check presentation to JDI from Verizon and a special recognition of First Lady Angela F. Menino for her long-time advocacy to help end sexual and domestic violence.
Mrs. Menino is always there, providing her quiet yet strong leadership, to get people to pay attention and be part of the solution. Mrs. Menino, along with the Mayor, has been a vocal advocate to raise awareness of the issues and to raise much needed support for more services. JDI was proud to help honor Angela for the many phone calls she’s answered and the many times she’s connected a survivor to life-saving services through the network of JDI members; for her advocacy, for her commitment and for simply being Angela: a leader for the safety, liberty and dignity of survivors and an inspiration to us all.
Volunteers also collected old cell phones for HopeLine from Verizon Wireless. These phones will either be refurbished and distributed to help victims of domestic violence or recycled and turned into cash grants to domestic violence agencies. It's not too late to help! Organize a phone drive at your workplace, in your congregation or at your school.