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Family Crisis Services

Buying the ‘right’ to wear jeans helps victims

The Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi is sponsoring “Jeans for Justice Day,” a campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault and funds to support programs for the victims of such crimes locally. It will be held April 28 on National Sexual Assault Awareness Day.

For a donation of $5 or more, employees “buy” the right to wear jeans to work as a way to recognize rape survivors, as well as other victims of crimes. (April 20, 2011, Page 7A)

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    United Way reaches goal

    Despite a down-turn in the economy, the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County met and exceeded its $425,000 goal for its 2009 campaign, raising a total of $425,732 to be distributed to 16 of its partner agencies. (April 29, 2010, Page 1)

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      Family Crisis Volunteer Training

      If you are a mature individual that cares for the well-being of others and has a passion for working with victims of sexual assault and other crimes, Family Crisis Services needs you as a volunteer. Volunteer training will be held March 9 – 11, from 5:15 – 8:30 p.m. each night. Volunteers must attend all sessions. For more information or to sign up, call Jennifer at 234-9929. (March 5, 2010)

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