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Domestic violence survivor brings her message of hope cross-country

September 19, 2019 09:25 PM

October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month."

For the past three years, one woman has made it her everyday mission to keep the issue in the public eye.

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There are no sponsors, no large banners, no entourage -- just Meredith Cherry traveling roads across the country with a message that more needs to be done to rein in domestic violence.

Cherry knows firsthand. She was in an abusive relationship for more than a dozen years. Getting out wasn't easy.

The California-native has already been to 29 states through the kindness of strangers who've taken her in for a night and helped her on her way.

Thursday morning, she was in Duanesburg.

Her journey continues as she spreads her message one state at a time.

Cherry is not fundraising for her cause, but she does need a little money to provide food for Apollo. She needs kind people who will let her stay with them for a night.

Hear her talk about how she's trying to break preconceptions and stigma of women who are victims of domestic violence - and how you can help her on her journey, by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.


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