Gibson Co. leaders host WRAP for domestic violence proclamation

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Wo/Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program, also known as WRAP, joins in a month-long national campaign to educate communities and campuses across West Tennessee.

In Gibson County, leaders signed a proclamation to designate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

WRAP advocates throughout the region are collaborating with counties in several activities and special events.

WRAP and West Tennesseans will go purple to support domestic violence survivors on October 14.

Local advocates say domestic abuse and sexual assault remains a hidden problem in our communities.

“55 percent of all crimes in Gibson County last year were domestic violence-related, and so definitely we need to get the awareness out that this is an epidemic and the community needs to step up and do their part,” said Donald Thorson, manager for WRAP Gibson County.

WRAP serves 19 counties in West Tennessee.

Services are free and confidential, and include a 24/7 helpline, counseling, and many more resources for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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