Domestic violence awareness events

Domestic violence awareness events

YUMA, Ariz. – October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Arizona Western College (AWC) Violence Intervention and Prevention Program along with AWC Mentors of Violence Prevention (MVP) Club are teaming up to support survivors in the community.

Some of the activities scheduled throughout the month are: “Spend An Hour In Their Shoes” presentation from Amberly’s Place for several classes and groups on campus. Purple ribbons and lights will also adorn campus to bring awareness and support to students and staff. A display will also be put up in remembrance of the 109 deaths in Arizona last year due to domestic violence.

Amberly’s Place is accepting donations to help victims of domestic violence in their time of need.

WHEN: Oct. 6th – 21st, 2015

WHERE: AWC Main Campus in Campus Life Cottage #1 (3C Building), library (LR Building), AWC San Luis Campus, and Somerton Campus.

WHAT: Bottled water, batteries (AA, AAA, 9V), paper plates, plastic eating utensils, napkins, disposable cups, toilet tissue, feminine hygiene products, laundry soap, dish soap, tissue boxes, full size lotion, nail polish, and baby wipes.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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