A worthwhile cause

Published 11:51 am Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Madeline’s House — as noted in the Friday edition of The Herald — is working hard this month to bring local attention to an issue that has touched the lives of millions across America.

Not only does the organization strive to help victims of domestic abuse year-round, but this month it is going above and beyond to make the Farmville area aware of the victims’ plight and how citizens can help. Many local people deserve praise for aiding Madeline’s House in its endeavor of helping those who can’t help themselves — saving lives in many instances.

Wilkie Chaffin is one of those people. Chaffin has agreed to match contributions of $25, $50 or $100 to Madeline’s House. In the past he matched a $2,000 donation that the Prince Edward Board of Supervisors’ agreed to give.

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Another person who has been working hard to get the word out about Domestic Violence Awareness Month is newly appointed Madeline’s House Executive Director Glenn Fowlkes. Fowlkes has worked with the Moton Museum in arranging purple lights to be lit every night on a maple tree at the intersection of Main Street and Griffin Boulevard in observance of awareness month.

These two men are among many who work tirelessly to bring light to an issue that affects many people in our community, helping people heal their scars of the past.

We appreciate good folks like Chaffin and Fowlkes and others like them.

We thank Madeline’s House and all those who support their cause for helping spread awareness of domestic violence during during October and all year long.