BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Domestic violence is a tragedy that occurs in every community, regardless of size.
Tri-Town Domestic Violence Task Force for Brimfield, Holland, and Wales held their fifth annual walk Sunday.
You're looking at the hope clothesline on the Brimfield town green. Each of these shirts carries a message from a domestic violence victim.
Tiffany, a domestic violence victim, said, "I was abused for no reason. I was burnt, I was stabbed; I still have my stab wound on my left arm. I lost a child to domestic violence"
Each domestic violence victim has a story to tell. Margo Chevers later became a member of the task force.
Chevers told 22News, "Unfortunately I was a victim of domestic violence many years ago. It took me years to come out of it emotionally. Breaking away physically was the easiest part of it."
Their annual walk took them to the cemetery, where they gathered at the final resting place of Sheryl-Ann Crane of Wales.
"It honors one of the victims of domestic violence in Wales, who was unfortunately murdered by her husband and (he) committed suicide in front of their young daughter," said task force member Richard Learned.
Members of the task force conduct these events to create more public awareness about the impact of domestic violence.