A very special Valentine’s Day campaign is back! Your local Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center has released details out their 2nd annual “Be the Love” campaign just in time. Your participation now and through the month of February will provide a meaningful message to a local survivor that they matter to this community serve as encouragement as they find safety in shelter, work through a legal order of protection, or as they are healing from the trauma through counseling.
Due to stigma, shame, and economic factors, intimate partner violence and sexual abuse are notorious for being extremely difficult to escape and heal. The Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center (DVSAC) reports an average of 200+ individuals and families seeking their healing and protective services each month.
“When we launched this campaign last year, we did not expect the reaction we saw from the clients who received cards and flowers. Many shedding tears and disclosing they had never received a Valentine in their life,” said Kara Mischke, Community Relations Manager. “I remember our Shelter Manager calling me, in tears herself, expressing how impactful it was for shelter residents to all recive roses. A month later those roses were still alive, they did everything possible to keep the flowers alive in their rooms. We knew we had to bring this special campaign back this year to show other victims that they matter, and they are loved and are valuable to our community.”
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Be the Love for someone healing from intimate partner violence or sexual abuse. Starting now and running throughout the entire month of February, the Be the Love campaign allows for you to donate a Valentine’s day card, a single stem rose, or a bouquet of flowers to remind a survivor that they are being thought of and are worthy of love.
$15 provides a handmade “you are loved” card. $35 provides a single stem rose and a card. $100 provides a bouquet of flowers and a card.
This special Valentines campaign is being made possible by our valuable partnership with Murfreesboro Flower Shoppe.
Help us ensure that all survivors that the DVSAC serves in February receives this special gift. Be the Love today.
To learn more about the Be the Love campaign, visit the center’s website www.dvsacenter.org/events or follow on social media @DVSAcenter.
ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER
The DVSAC specializes in free healing and protective services including 24-hour crisis support, emergency shelter, sexual assault services and counseling. Now serving the Rutherford County community for 35 years, the center stays true to its mission to protect victims, prevent violence, and empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.