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SAVE Recognizes International Day of Peace

September 21 was the International Day of Peace. This year’s theme was “We all have a right to peace.” The International Day of Peace was first established in 1981 as a day of non-violence and cease-fire by the United Nations General Assembly. It is the hope that each year on this day, millions of people participate in activities, events, concerts and festivals to raise awareness of the need for peace. On a local level, Cavaliers recognized the day by wearing t-shirts sold by the CHS SAVE club. The shirts read “We are all Cavaliers” on the front and “We all deserve to walk in the sun” on the back. The money raised by the shirts was donated to the Turning Point in Monroe.

According to the Turning Point website, the organization is committed to providing victims of domestic violence and their dependent children with safe shelter. They have been providing services locally and for surrounding counties since 1985.

“Domestic violence is, unfortunately, a problem everywhere. SAVE club wants to help support the members of our community who are affected and remind the families that they are not alone,” said SAVE Adviser Leah Ross.

The t-shirt sale is just one of the ways SAVE strives to help Turning Point, and not just on International Peace Day.

“Throughout the year we raise money for Turning Point through the sale of t-shirts and Christmas ornaments and we work with the families every month through play time and volunteering at the shelter. We create Valentine's baskets for each family and host a Mother's Day event each spring,” said Ms. Ross.

Supporting Turning Point was just one of many ways International Peace Day was recognized. Visit the International Day of Peace website to learn more and to read about the many activities around the Carolinas as well as around the world that were held to raise awareness of peace. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter #PeaceDay.

SAVE members pictured are top row left to right; Amanda Lynip, 9th; Taylor Offerdahl, 10th; Maggie Watson, 10th; Hailey Aquilone, 9th; Josie Thompson, 10th; and SAVE Adviser Leah Ross. Middle row left to right - Miranda Espitia, 11th; Rylie Daniel, 9th; McKenzie Glover, 9th; Alyssa Gage, 9th; Katie Helms, 9th; and Abby Starnes, 10th. Seated left to right - Aubrie Farwell, 9th; Ciara Stone, 9th; Olivia Siebert, 9th; Anaury Rodriguez, 9th; and Carolyn Mays, 9th. 

Written by: Paula White
Posted: Sep 29, 2014 by Paula White

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