Last week, residents of New London, Wis., competed in a unique obstacle course that took place in a less than typical venue – a pile of mud. The Warrior Princess Mud Run was created as an out-of-the-box way to spread awareness of domestic violence while supporting Harbor House, which provides safe shelter and crisis services to women and children hurt by domestic abuse.
The Journey of Hope bus stopped at the event, which brought together approximately 1,400 people looking for a little friendly competition while supporting a good cause. Participants pinned inspiring messages to a “Wall of Hope,” like the message seen here, to show their support for the cause. Attendees also donated wireless phones and chargers to HopeLine from Verizon, the company’s national cell phone recycling program that supports domestic violence victims and survivors. Additionally, participants shared their personal experiences and messages of hope for those affected by domestic violence through recorded testimonials.
This event marks the second tour stop for Journey of Hope, a month-long cross-country bus tour that supports Domestic Violence Awareness Month and spreads awareness in local communities. Also sponsored by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the bus will stop in four other cities this month, hosting public rallies to engage people in an open conversation on the issue of domestic violence.
Join Verizon’s Journey of Hope by participating in the conversation at @VZWCameka and checking back for tour updates on the Verizon Wireless News Center. Interested in attending a stop in your area? There are four stops left on the tour, so check out the tour website to find out where the bus is driving next.