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#SAAM Week 2


This week we had a great time at community events and reaching out to new people! Jefferson College of Health Sciences hosted Take Back the Night on Tuesday, April 11th. This event has a long tradition at the college and many students and community members came out to the Dog House to demonstrate support for survivors.

Adwoa Dwamena and Sandy Paul at Take Back the Night

On Wednesday, April 12th SARA collaborated with Feeding America Southwest Virginia to do outreach in Craig County. Thanks to an invitation from Chris Adkins, Coordinator of Collaborative Partnerships, we joined FAWV for their Mobile Produce Program distribution in New Castle. They distribute over 200 boxes of food to the community and we were lucky enough to put one of our brochures in each of these boxes. Our ability to reach this community can be challenging, but thanks to this partnership we know more of our community members are now aware of our services.

Feeding American SW Virginia Distribution

On Thursday, we joined agencies at Hollins University for their Health and Wellness Fair. It was a fun day building awareness of our organization and chatting with students about our internship and volunteer opportunities. We are happy to be a community resource for our local universities and colleges.

Did you catch us bright and early Saturday morning on WDBJ7? If not, don’t worry because you can catch it here:

This week’s events:

Tuesday, April 18th: Office Yoga with Laura Guilliams and Pure Barre Donation Classes
Thursday, April 20th: CASA at Hollins University, “The Hunting Ground”

Our Conference, “Knowledge for Change: Sexual Violence in Our Community” has been cancelled due to low registration numbers.

#30DaysofSAAM Week 2 Winner!

We’d like to thank everyone who has participated in our #30DaysofSAAM contest so far this month. Thank you to @nobsbizcoach for participating!

Join in on the fun this next week:
April 17th:  One blue string, #1BlueString (find out more about this org)
April 18th: My go-to self care activity
April 19th: This is how my sorority/fraternity changes the culture
April 20th: Chalk the walk
April 21st: Show your support for Day of Silence #LGBTQ #DayofSilence
April 22nd: I Be-leaf Survivors (Earth Day) – what message would you send to survivors?

Full SAAM Events: www.sararoanoke.org/SAAM17