Tuesday, June 25, 2013

BWC Members Help Raise $18,000 for Morning Star Sanctuary

Mary Phillips, Mary Marble, Carol Glasgow, and Marcella Harrison (left to right)

These ladies represented the GFWC Brentwood Woman's Club well yesterday in the 4th Annual Brentwood Country Club Ladies Golf Tournament.  The tournament is a fundraiser for Morning Star Sanctuary, a Christian refuge for victims of domestic violence.  Their team won 1st Place with a score of 67 in the second flight.  A total of $18,000 was raised to help fund the shelter.

The women of the GFWC Brentwood Woman's Club help to save our sisters from domestic violence in many ways, such as golfing in fundraising tournaments, awarding scholarships, and donating supplies for families in crisis.  Our purpose as a club is to raise awareness and to help prevent domestic violence.  Domestic violence knows know ZIP code and unfortunately Tennessee ranks third in the number of domestic violence cases.
Please help support families of domestic violence.  We invite you to make donations to Morning Star Sanctuary and Bridges Domestic Violence Center, two of the organizations that we support as a club.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Women's Issues - Domestic Violence

"What do 1 in 4 women have in common?  One in four women will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime."   Grammy Award-winning executive producer, Gretta Requierme. and Nashville Public Television (NPT) go inside Tennessee's domestic violence epidemic.

Liz, our BWC president, recently attended a special viewing of this NPT documentary titled "Domestic Violence Living in Fear".  She highly recommends watching it (see below) and has suggested that we might want to host a special event that would bring more awareness to domestic violence issues.

If unacceptable behavior is happening in your relationship or the relationship of someone you know, contact the YWCA Crisis & information line @ (615) 242-1199 in Nashville.  In Williamson County, contact BRIDGES @ (615) 599-5777.