Making A Difference in April!

 

Did you know that April is Child Abuse Awareness Month? 

Did you know that 5 children DIE every single day from child abuse?

Do you know that you can make a difference by reading this post?


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Flagstaff, Arizona Coconino Country Court House is the location of a major statement sharing April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. 

Last Sunday I was out taking photos of Spring in Flagstaff, Arizona and I came across this display in the middle of the city.  The recent events in ConnecticutBoston and West Texas have really put many of us on numb with reference to sharing online.  Upon reflection of the tragedies and how people have rallied to help their neighbors, it seemed like support of projects that are trying to reach out and create awareness need our attention as well.

If one more person becomes aware of the horrible death statistics for children during April that means we have started to become conscious of things around us that might need our help and love.   

It appears that the tragedies we have experienced recently all come back to the perpetrators feeling unloved and ostracized. Maybe we can take that information and reach out to anyone that might be hurting and express love in some way.   This means we need to be aware of those around us and giving a smile, offering a helping hand and showing kindness to those that may seem different is some way.  

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The flags in the lawn commemorate each child that dies last year in Arizona.

What a wake up call to stop and think about what each of us can do to help.  

April 22, 2013 there will be nation wide marches across the country to help raise awareness on child abuse.

To find events in your area and more information on marchig against child abuse click here.  

The field of Hope display was shared and paid for by the Exchange Club of Flagstaff, Arizona.  By making the financial commitment to create this statement they are touching the world.

Please consider sharing something about Child Abuse month with people in your area to make a difference in your community.

 

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Help is needed in Arizona through Prevent Child Abuse Arizona There are things you can do to make a difference.  Children are in need of foster parents, clothing and more.

For National information check out the National Movement for America’s Children.

Colorado is reaching out for awareness through this post.  

Search child abuse awareness in your area and see what you can do to support your community. If the recent events have moved you to think about preventing tragedy before it strikes.. this might be a door to walk into.

We change the world by changing ourselves… it starts with us and and how we are thinking and processing the tragic things that are happening in our world today.

Community actions can make the world a better place and it starts with us.

Let’s  make a difference in April, 2013!  

 

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