Columbia Businesses Hanging Shirts Against Domestic Violence
More than 10 businesses are hanging up shirts which are made by domestic violence victims. Each shirt is connected to another by a clothesline and displayed two at a time. There are more than 200 shirts, which express feelings victims hope will eventually fade.
This month, there's also a Men Against Violence petition drive. These efforts give victims strength and encouragement.
"I think it takes away some of the shame and stigma associated with domestic violence. That this is something that is not their fault, and the community should stand up against it," shelter advocate Sharon Jiles said.
When participants gather enough signatures, a full page ad will run in the Columbia Daily Tribune.