Samaritan House calls on businesses to take stand against domestic violence

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NORFOLK, Va. - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Samaritan House is calling on local businesses in Hampton Roads to take a stand.

The organization is using the campaign #PAINT757PURPLE to spread the message. It's an important one as 41% of homicides in Virginia are the result of intimate partner violence, according to the Samaritan House.

Some potential ideas to get involved include:

-Businesses can invite customers to make a donation and post a purple donation card around the business

-Businesses can offer a purple item, like a cocktail, food, etc.

-Crowdfunding

Click here for more info on the campaign