October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and many victims have been struggling with their abusers during the pandemic. Things have not been easy for them as getting out and going to work was something many victims looked forward to. Social media has really begun to shine a slight on domestic abuse for people to have an open and honest conversation about what people go through behind closed doors.
There are a number of organizations that specialize in assisting domestic violence against women. One in particular is I Support the Girls, a Washington D.C. metro area non-profit founded by Dana Marlowe. This organization understands that victims usually need underwear and hygiene products after fleeing a domestic relationship. Marlowe created D.A.S.H (dignity, aid, security, and hygiene) kits for women who are in these situations.
Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group came together to highlight I Support the Girls on their Pay It Forward segment. Maureen Umeh of Fox 5’s Good Day DC had the chance to visit Marlowe and chat with her about the organization. Umeh played Marlowe a short video from Joel Bassam of Easterns. Bassam announced the donation of $1,000 in underwear, bras, and menstrual products to help with the D.A.S.H kits. If you know of any survivors or would like to learn more about I Support the Girls get involved, please visit www.isupportthegirls.org
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Watch the video to see the way everything unfolded.
YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/hpFSH3ZUfts