Sussex County– On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Delaware State Police Troop 7 members in partnership with Sussex Sand and Gravel, conducted a clean up at the Sussex County Domestic Violence Shelter (SAFE program-Shelter Advocacy Freedom & Empowerment). During this community service project, shrubs were cut back, trees were trimmed, the yard was cleaned up, flower beds were mulched, gutters were cleaned out, and the parking area was repaired and expanded. Sussex Sand and Gravel donated a dump truck load of crushed concrete and hauled away all the limbs and debris.
SAFE is an organization that provides emergency shelter and safety planning for individuals and their children experiencing intimate partner violence. The goal today was to clean up the exterior of the building to make it look more presentable for woman experiencing domestic violence. We know one in four woman and one in five men encounter intimate partner violence. In light of the high ratio of violence this may include our friends and family. This shelter provides the victims of domestic violence and their children with safe, secure housing, in addition to treatment options and support. Today’s event was a great way to give back and strengthen community relationships.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
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