Domestic Violence, It is Our Business

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a large ad will be placed recognizing all businesses who took the pledge.

Domestic Violence, It is Our BusinessDomestic Violence, It is Our Business is the new campaign for Micah’s Place. Find out how local businesses are supporting our mission.

Fernandina Beach, FL – One out of every four women experiences domestic violence in her lifetime. As domestic violence does not recognize race, economic status, age or ethnicity, no one is safe from this terrible crime. This means your mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, your employee, or co-worker. It is the number one reason women miss work or lose their jobs, and it is the number one reason women seek emergency room care. Domestic violence has been dubbed a major health epidemic by the Center for Disease Control and costs our country millions in health care expenses and lost work productivity.

With statistics like these, it is hard to imagine that domestic violence is not everyone’s business! Micah’s Place is launching a campaign that will engage local business owners to make a formal commitment and take a stand against domestic violence. The program is called Domestic Violence, It is Our Business.

We are asking local business leaders to commit to ending this terrible crime in Nassau County. Our goal is 100 businesses by June 30th 2012. How can you help?

    1. Donate $100.00 to Micah’s Place “Domestic Violence, It is Our Business Campaign.”
    2. Support Micah’s Place and our mission to end family violence in Nassau County.
    3. Display the certificate in your work place to let your customers and employees know that you are against family violence (optional).

In turn, Micah’s Place, through the generosity of our sponsor, First Federal Bank, will place a monthly ad in the News-Leader recognizing no less than 10 businesses that have joined us in making domestic violence their business. Each business will also receive recognition on our Facebook page and newsletter. (Recognition of donations is optional if you prefer to remain anonymous). In October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a large ad will be placed in the News-Leader recognizing all of our business leaders who took the pledge.

Micah’s Place would be honored to count you as a partner in our mission to end domestic violence in Nassau County. It’s everyone’s business. May we count on you?

Micah’s Place would like to thank Mike Mickler and First Federal Bank for their sponsorship of our campaign and their dedication and support towards our mission of ending domestic violence one relationship at a time. This sponsorship is through the First Federal Bank’s Community Rewards Program. Every time a First Federal customer, who is enrolled in the program, uses their debit card to make a signature-based transaction, a donation will be made to Micah’s Place up to $1,500. Customers just have to swipe, sign and support Micah’s Place! All money raised comes from First Federal. Please contact your local First Federal Bank or call (904) 321-1221 for more information.

Micah’s Place is a Certified Domestic Violence Center and the only one serving Nassau County, Florida. The mission is to provide prevention and intervention services to victims of domestic violence and to provide education within the community to affect change in behavior and attitudes relating to domestic violence. Micah’s Place offers safe, confidential shelter, advocacy, a 24-hour toll-free hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, and support groups to victims of domestic violence. All services are free and confidential. For more information, please visit www.micahsplace.org or call our administration office at 904-491-6364 or our Hotline call (800) 500-1119.

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