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Rockford's 'Men Who Give A Damn' To Raise Funds For Domestic Violence Survivors

Christine Hatfield
Mayor McNamara announces the new group on July 18, 2019

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara announced Thursday a new group known as "100 Men Who Give A Damn" which will meet periodically to raise an estimated $40,000 each year for the Mayor's Office of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention's Family Peace Center initiative.

The group will meet four times a year for fundraising efforts.

For example, a golf outing in planned for September with participant fees going to domestic violence survivors.

Earlier this year, about 200 service providers, law enforcement officials, and survivors of domestic violence took part in a two-day planning session for the Family Peace Center.

A $450,000 federal grant will fund the Family Peace Center in its infancy. Fundraising efforts will focus on community support. The physical facility will be in Rockford and organizers hope to have it running by next year.

  • Susan Stephens contributed to this report
Christine recently completed an internship in the WNIJ newsroom for the summer of 2019. Christine attends Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. As a Des Plaines native, Christine has filed stories for Indiana Public Radio on Ball State's campus. In her spare time, Christine enjoys board gaming, video gaming and listening to 80s music.
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