On Wednesday, October 24th, members of the Carl Albert State College Viking Pride Organization and the CASC Psychology Club donated clothing, hygiene supplies, and other needed materials to the Women’s Crisis Center of LeFlore County.
Domestic violence affects millions of men and women, regardless of race, religion, culture and social status. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month; in an effort to promote awareness for issues that hit close-to-home for so many, both CASC organizations selected the Crisis Center as the benefactor for more than $500 in donations.
The Viking Pride organization was established to promote faculty and staff camaraderie within the institution. Through a collection of member dues, the organization is able to provide special event lunches, employee appreciation events, as well as community campaigns that afford CASC employees opportunities to make a positive and direct impact on the region in which they live.
Employees of the Crisis Center took time to offer a tour of the facilities available for any victim of domestic violence and answered questions on the services they offer to LeFlore and Latimer counties.
“Now is the time to take a stand,” said Kristen Snyder, Instructor of Psychology and Sociology. “Survivors need our support; it’s time we speak out against domestic violence.”