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Local domestic violence survivor creates organization to help others

Rhythm and Hues First Annual Event. Brianna Giles/WGXA News

MACON. Ga--- The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Rhythm and Hues organization was created to support survivors, empower victims, and raise awareness about domestic violence. Every minute someone is abused by a person they love. Many of us know someone or have been in similar situations ourselves seeking help and refuge.

This evening the Rhythm and Hues organization held their first annual Domestic Violence Awareness event. We spoke with one of the rhythm and hues founders Shay Cole who told us what the event was all about.

"I am a survivor, I've actually had to stay at the Warner Robins safe house so this event is very near and dear to my heart" said Cole.

Cole also told us "Five different women who are sharing their story and telling their journey from domestic violence as a victim, until the point where they became a survivor so they're sharing their stories and telling people what they did to get out of those situations to encourage them to do the same"

All of the proceeds and donations provided from the event will go to the safe houses in Macon and Warner Robins to assist individuals attempting to survive.

Cole told us she hopes to continue growing the organization to help other domestic violence survivors like herself. Kitchen items, household items, and toiletries will also be accepted on behalf of the safe house residents .





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