Early Christmas gift helps ‘shine the light’

Pictured left to right: (back row) Shirley Lawrenson, Joan Couch, Mickey Dunlap, Sharon Alves, Sara Kuykendall; (front row) Women’s Club President Joyce Kirkham, Women’s Club Vice President Gail Warmath, Barbara Bailey, Dolores Kuykendal, AFSCME 3282 President Walter Crenshaw, Vince Zaragoza, Acacia Councilmember Vicki Hunt, AFSCME 3282 Vice President Erik McMorrow, and Charlie Matos (Photo by Leslie McMorrow)

Pictured left to right: (back row) Shirley Lawrenson, Joan Couch, Mickey Dunlap, Sharon Alves, Sara Kuykendall; (front row) Women’s Club President Joyce Kirkham, Women’s Club Vice President Gail Warmath, Barbara Bailey, Dolores Kuykendal, AFSCME 3282 President Walter Crenshaw, Vince Zaragoza, Acacia Councilmember Vicki Hunt, AFSCME 3282 Vice President Erik McMorrow, and Charlie Matos

(Photo by Leslie McMorrow)

Peoria West Valley Women’s Club has received an early Christmas gift, but instead of coming by way of Santa’s sleigh, it was gifted to them from the City of Peoria employees through their union, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), Local 3282.

For the month of January, the Women’s Club’s mission is to “Shine the Light,” focusing on domestic violence awareness for all ages and how to build healthy relationships, especially for teens and young adults. Those who may be experiencing domestic violence, or know someone who is in a controlling relationship, don’t always know the signs, or how to get help.

Because of the importance of their mission, AFSCME 3282 has donated to help the Women’s Club with their upcoming event, the Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Summit, running 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21 in Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St. There will be keynote speakers, presentations, resources and information, discussion panels, food, door prizes and more. Cost is $10 and the event is open to the public, but reservations are required.

For more information, contact Vicki Hunt at 623-695-2161, or send a reservation and check for attendance to GFWC Peoria-WV WC, PO Box 2442, Peoria, AZ, 85380.

Original source: Peoria Times (http://www.peoriatimes.com/news/article_9d546af2-bcac-11e6-8a79-172981e22217.html)