Dear Friends, Family, Co-Workers and anyone reading this with a Great Big Heart! I am on the Board of the Sumter YWCA in Sumter. We are currently in the process of raising money for the Purple Purse Challenge for the Victims of Domestic Violence All of the funds go to helping the Victims and their Children. Domestic Violence is a Silent Killer and too often people turn a blind eye to this issue! Did you know that 1 in 4 women report experiencing Domestic Violence? Did you know that 2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths are caused each year as a result of domestic violence? Did you know that over 5.8 million each year is spent on health-related costs of Domestic Violence? Did you know that 57% of cities cite that Domestic Violence against women and children as the top cause of Homelessness??? Did you know that the FBI reports that a woman is battered every 15 seconds. The YWCA provides Shelter and a safe haven for victims of Domestic Violence, they provide counseling, they provide help and assist to help them obtain education, jobs, financial security and much more. Please reach out and help the YWCA in Sumter so we can continue to help others. Thank you!!