DoSomething.org's Latest Campaign Helps Domestic Abuse Survivors
Andri Antoniades - TakePart
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September 29, 2013



DoSomething.org’s latest campaign helps domestic abuse survivors.

A shove, a slap, a punch - it seems like it should be easy to recognize when someone you love is suffering from domestic abuse. In reality, the signs often aren't so obvious. Abuse is a system that runs on secrets. And that's probably why it's so alarming to hear how often it actually happens.

A woman is battered every nine seconds in the U.S., and women between the ages of 20-24 are at the highest risk of becoming victims. But DoSomething.org is living up to its name by helping the survivors.

This month, the organization joined with the Network to End Domestic Violence to launch its newest campaign, Cellphones for Survivors.

Running from now until November 21, the campaign is asking members of the public to donate their old, used cellphones, which will be refurbished, sold and turned into funds for domestic violence programs.

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