Sunday, November 27, 2005
The South Bend, Indiana YMCA has launched a holiday drive to obtain old and used cell phones to provide to domestic abuse victims who were without them. The phones are given to victims at the local shelter, and they can be used in an emergency to call 911. Nancy Sinnott, Director of Public Relations for the South Bend YWCA, says, “If someone comes to the mall or goes to court, they have one of these cell phones with them and their abuser approaches them, they can dial 911 and get to safety.” The YWCA says it sees a dramatic rise in victims of domestic violence during the holidays. Source. Kimberly Torres, NewsCenter16 reporter, wndu.com. Please click here for additional information (last visited November 27, 2005, reo).