2nd Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence Set For Saturday


            Oneida, TN (2006-10-23) The second annual Walk Against Domestic Violence in Scott County will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2006.  Held in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Month, the annual event will benefit the Scott County Women’s Shelter.

            “Not In My Home, Not In My Town”, the second annual Scott County Walk Against Domestic Violence will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Oneida High School.  Sponsored by the Scott County Medical Society Alliance and the Scott County Women’s Shelter, the walk will raise funds for the shelter, while raising awareness about Domestic Violence in Scott County.

            The Scott County Women’s Shelter, a non-profit organization created in 1996, provides a safe haven and social services to victims of domestic violence.  For the last ten years, the Shelter has served our community by offering resources, education, counseling and hope to those who have no one else to turn to and nowhere to go.  Last year, the Shelter housed 142 women and 108 children, many of who remained in the Shelter for two to four weeks.  In addition, the Shelter responded to 368 crisis calls, provided transportations to 379 people and accompanied 83 victims of domestic violence to court hearings.

            If you would like to take a stand against Domestic Violence, you may join the walk, run and ride to raise funds for the Scott County Women’s Shelter.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Oneida High School.  While there is no charge to register, organizers ask you to give any and all donations to support their cause.  The walk will step off at 9:30 a.m. from the parking lot behind the school.  It will proceed along Main Street and Alberta Avenue and end at the Oneida High School football field.  At 11:00 a.m., a rally will be held to recognize major contributors.  Kathy Walsh, Executive Director of the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, will be keynote speaker.

            For more information contact the Scott County Women’s Shelter at (423) 569-3355.