Lenoir County non-profit hosts domestic violence rally

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and one group in Lenoir County met to honor those affected.

“Safe in Lenoir County,” a non-profit based out of Kinston hosted its second annual domestic violence rally at the Neuseway Nature Park.

Folks in attendance wore purple ribbons, the official color of domestic violence in support of survivors and to honor those who have lost their lives.

Survivors also shared their stories to the crowd.

DOMESExecutive Director Sue Proctor says it’s important for the community to know what domestic violence looks like.

“For the victims to come and speak out is scary but almost liberating,” said Proctor. “To let someone else know that there is help in the future, that you can make a change.”

“Safe in Lenoir County” has served Lenoir, Jones and Greene counties for thirty years.

If you or someone you know are the victim of domestic violence, you are encouraged to contact police or call the “Safe” 24-hour crisis line at (252) 523-5573.

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