Dozens Walk for Domestic Violence
Nearly a hundred people in East Providence strapped on their shoes to walk for a good cause. It's the first annual “Walk To End Domestic Violence” at Rose Larisa Memorial Park”.
All the money raised will go to the “Women's Center of Rhode Island” to help victims of domestic violence.
Last year, the shelter took in 186 women and children. And Saturday wasn't just about helping them, it was about honoring those who lost their lives because of domestic violence.
“That's why we're walking,” said Melissa England of the Women's Center, “We're really trying to honor and not forget those individuals, and that was really important for the families and friends that came today.”
Walkers carried around pictures of the 13 women who were killed locally, and volunteers gave out flyers trying to raise awareness about the dangers of domestic violence.