From left, Jan Puchalski, Jamie Gavin, Trista Hodges, Arlene Cossette, Breckenridge Police Officer Olivia Rude, Dawn Wells, LuAnna Lund and Ashley Zach served up chili and cookies Monday, Oct. 11 at the Breckenridge Senior Citizens Center, Breckenridge, Minn. The 10th annual Chili Feed fundraiser, put on by Someplace Safe, benefits the organization’s programs for victims and survivors of domestic violence. This year, they raised $3,100. ‘It was a great success!’ Zach said.
During the month of October, local entities like Someplace Safe and Three Rivers Crisis Center, Wahpeton, are launching several campaigns to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Someplace Safe invites community members to participate in the annual Day of Purple, Thursday, Oct. 21, by wearing purple articles of clothing and sharing it to their social media accounts using the hashtag #dayofpurple. Supporters can also collect a Purple Pledge, a donation to Someplace Safe.