Hope’s Door, a domestic violence prevention agency, kicked off their fund-raising campaign, announcing a gala to be held on November 7, 2015. The event, entitled “An Evening of Hope,” is themed as a “Night in Morocco” at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park. The evening will include a VIP reception and lounge experience, silent and live auction, cocktails and dinner with a Moroccan flair followed by a live music.

Chairpersons Touched by Domestic Violence

This year, the event is co-chaired by Michelle Rivera and Amanda Award with honorary chairpersons Mioshi and Chris Johnson. Ms. Johnson is the co-founder of a non-profit agency, Pretty Smart Girls, and her husband is a former NFL player whose sister was murdered in a domestic violence incident. The Johnson’s have raised his sister’s two children along with their own and have been outspoken advocates against domestic violence. Tania and Glenn Beck were named recipients of the Heroes of Hope Award for their commitment to preventing domestic violence as Mr. Beck witnessed domestic violence during his own childhood.

Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which evolved from the “Day of Unity” in 1981 with the intent to connect advocates across the country who were working to end violence against women and children. The focus of Domestic Awareness month is to mourn those who have died as a result of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived and connect the different agencies that fight to end domestic violence around the world. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds in the United States. Throughout the country, 72 percent of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner and 20 percent of the victims were not the intimate partners themselves, but a family member or friend who attempted to intervene.

About Hope’s Door

Hope’s Door was established in 1986 as a crisis hotline. The agency housed domestic violence victims in local hotels until they were able to open a 21-bed emergency shelter in Plano. Today, the mission of Hope’s Door is to offer intervention and prevention services to families who are affected by domestic violence, whether it is through education, intervention or assistance. Each year, Hope’s Door responds to almost 2,000 crisis hotline calls, shelters more than 400 women and children as well as over 50 families in transitional housing. They have provided legal assistance and counseling to more than 1,300 domestic violence supporters.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at h@hasevents.com. There are also sponsorships available and there is also an After Party which will feature a hookah lounge, music and more. AAA Air, your premier HVAC service company, hopes to see an end to domestic violence, not only in Texas, but around the world. The work done by Hope’s Door and other agencies is making a difference for victims of domestic abuse throughout the area. For more information on AAA Air and the services they offer, give them a call today or find them online.

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