The Hospitality House for Women, Inc. has made the decision to cancel their annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event that had been slated for this October as a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Lynn Rousseau, Executive Director, indicates that the committee that plans the walk annually, which is headed up by Rome Police Chief Denise Downer- McKinney, decided that it was not worth risking any spread of coronavirus to hold this year’s event. This is anticipated to put a dent in fund-raising efforts by the House, which raises money to help local victims of domestic violence through sponsorships and donations from the walk.
The 15th annual Walk A Mile will not be held in person, but could take place virtually, adds Rousseau. So gentlemen – get ready to put on that pair of high heels to raise awareness of domestic violence this October!
To make up for the money that would have been raised via the Walk, t-shirts will soon be for sale at the Hospitality House Thrift Store and online with all proceeds to benefit the House, says Rousseau.
Rousseau asserts that Hospitality House has secured grant money over recent months that has helped it to get through the challenges it has faced due to the coronavirus. However, donations are still needed from concerned citizens to fund the House’s mission to offer emergency and outreach support services to victims of domestic violence.
For more information about the Hospitality House for Women, Inc, visit their website at www.hospitalityhouseforwomen.org or find them on social media.