A River of Flowers for Domestic Violence Awareness


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness, a reminder to support the victims and survivors of domestic abuse. It’s a serious issue. Domestic violence occurrences are on the rise across communities. It transcends cultural, economic and social issues, meaning anyone can be affected. According to statistics collected by the YWCA, domestic violence will affect 1 in 4 women in their lifetime, which is one too many! Awareness is more important than ever before.

In one community,  a series of events were planned to raise awareness about domestic violence. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, a group of survivors of domestic violence, along with friends and family gathered at the local YWCA to collect flowers and made a quarter-mile walk to St. Mary’s river. Each flower represented a life that has been affected by domestic violence. At the bridge, they took a moment of silence and tossed their flowers into the river, an act that symbolized growth, strength and remembrance for the victims. It also represents the journey and transformation for the survivors-from victim to survivor. They are also reminded that there is hope and peace.

To read more about this story and to see a video clip, go to: Indiananewscentre.com

About Lesley Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy growing them, learning about them and I love creating bouquets of freshly cut flowers. In our climate where it's winter most of the time, the growing season is way too short, so I have started this blog to get my fix all winter! I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, especially if you're lucky enough to live in a warm climate and can grow flowers all year long. I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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One Response to A River of Flowers for Domestic Violence Awareness

  1. Sugel says:

    Every October, YWCA Northeast Indiana hosts several events to raise awareness of domestic violence. Check our Events Calendar, newsletter, Facebook , or read below for specific dates and times for this year’s events.

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