Barter Befriends Victims of Domestic Violence Year Round

Barter Befriends Victims of Domestic Violence Year Round By jdesmarais  |  Posted 11 hours ago  |  Los Angeles, California 4  Share October is domestic violence month, but domestic violence does not end with Halloween. “On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year,” reports the National Violence Hotline.Recently domestic violence took a national stage when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell uttered indicated to the world that he “got it wrong.” Remorse flooded the tv screen for the manner in which the situation was handled – or mishandled – allegations that NFL football players Ray Rice and Adrian Petersen had committed domestic violence. Sadly, it took an NFL headline to draw attention to what is clearly an epidemic. Ana Hawk, outspoken founder of InstantBarter.com, the fastest growing barter company in the world, has committed herself and her company to spread the message year round. “It is our intention that our regular posts on social media and elsewhere, will help educate and remind everyone – victims, perpetrators, would-be perpetrators and the public – that domestic violence is unacceptable and that there are places victims can go when every door to them seems closed.” One of those places is the Red Paperclip Center, a nonprofit Center (address withheld) providing refuge for those in need of help. Take for example Sarah and her two children, Tony and Patty. Her husband hit her and the children saw it. She found the Center, but they needed new clothes and...