Dozens of supporters met at Sawyer Park pavilion Wednesday afternoon and walked the downtown bridges in Sturgeon Bay as part of the “Walk With Me” event to kick off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help of Door County organized the event to bring awareness and a hopeful end to domestic abuse. Before the walk, Executive Director Milly Gonzales shared the strides made to deal with the problem and help those impacted by domestic violence.
Long-time board member Don Herringa was presented the Anne Kok Social Justice Award for his years of service. A special presentation was made to Gonzales who was one of ten people in the country to receive a unique Nations of Neighbors award by Royal Neighbors of America that will include a $10,000 grant in her name to help stop domestic violence locally.
(photo of Milly Gonzales and Don Herringa receiving their awards)