Film Sheds Light on Domestic Violence
COLUMBIA - More than one hundred people gathered in downtown Columbia at the Rag Tag Cinema Thursday night to watch a documentary about one woman's battle with domestic violence and to find out what they can do to fight domestic violence in their own community. "Telling Amy's Story" was shown by the Verizon Wireless Foundation. Verizon Wireless travels around the nation to show the film that is based on one of it's own employees, Amy McGee. She lost her battle with domestic violence when her husband murdered her in 2001.
The film shows the series of events that led to McGee's death and points out warning signs, prevention methods, and ways to help others that might be facing the same issues McGee faced.
Members of the Columbia Police Department, the True North domestic violence shelter, and Verizon Wireless were at the cinema to answer questions and lead the discussion.
The Verizon Wireless Foundation donated $3,000 to True North, and will continue to show the film across the nation.
If you would like more information about how you can help or how you can get help, call the True North hotline at (573) 875-1370.