BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--More than 300 people from around the state showed up for Bangor's first ever Walk To End Abuse today.
The half mile walk started and ended in downtown's Market Square. The event was put on by the organization Spruce Run, the domestic violence resource center serving Penobscot County and was designed to show support for survivors, remember those who have been lost and publicly state that domestic abuse in the communities in and around Bangor will not be tolerated.
Program Coordinator for Spruce Run, Amanda Cost, was ecstatic with the crowds that showed up for today's walk and says that such large support is exactly what is needed in the battle against domestic violence. "What we hope is that it sends a message to everybody that this is an issue that the community can really rally around and support people who are going though it, but also generally just get the information out there that domestic abuse is a problem and we as a community need to come together if we're ever going to end it," says Cost.
Spruce Run's 24-hour hotline is available to anyone affected by domestic abuse to talk about their situation and explore their different options. That phone number is 1-800-863-9909. You can also learn more about Spruce Run by visiting their website www.sprucerun.net.