October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To help raise awareness about the repercussions of domestic violence in Fairfax County, Braddock District Supervisor John Cook and two local charities, Shelter House’s and Fairfax CASA, will host a fundraiser in Springfield Thursday.
The fundraiser is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Kilroy's, located at 5250 Port Royal Rd. in Springfield.
The goal of the fundraiser is to raise awareness about the realities some people face in their own home from domestic violence. Domestic violence can lead to homelessness, injury, and in some cases even homicide.
There will be food, music, and fundraising. Kilroy’s has generously volunteered to donate 10 percent of food proceeds to the cause. Residents will also have a chance to win raffle items, such as a wine tasting at a local winery, or movies and dinner and local establishments.
To RSVP, residents can register online call 703-425-9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is free.
To learn more about Shelter House and their efforts, visit www.shelterhouse.org.
To learn more about Fairfax CASA and their efforts, visit www.fairfaxcasa.org.Editor's note: Thanks to Braddock District Supervisor John Cook's office for providing the above information!