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Molly Maid promotes domestic violence awareness

By: ~ Staff report
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Molly Maid of Placer County is doing its part to foster awareness of the growing number of domestic violence victims nationwide. During October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a portion of service fees from each home that Molly Maid of Placer County cleans will be donated to the Ms. Molly Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to local domestic violence shelters and organizations. “Nearly one in four women is affected by domestic violence, and all too often, these women are forced to leave their homes and relocate with none of their belongings,” said Lisa Duvall-Allard, owner of Molly Maid of Placer County. “Giving back to the communities we service is a core belief of Molly Maid, and we predict that this year’s ‘Making a Difference Drive’ will be the most successful yet.” According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, approximately 1.3 million women are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. Through their 2009 Making a Difference Drive, Molly Maid hopes to raise more than $150,000 in goods and monetary contributions. With more than 450 Molly Maid franchises across the nation, Molly Maid president Kristi Mailloux believes that the company can reach its goal. “Community organizations need our help now more than ever,” Mailloux said. “Our customers continue to show outstanding generosity during the Make a Difference Drive, and I believe that this year’s drive will be even more successful than the last.” Since its inception in 1996, the foundation has raised more than $725,000 for local domestic violence shelters throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on how to participate or to contribute to the foundation, contact Molly Maid of Placer County at 782-9722 and visit mollymaid.com/-foundation. ~ Staff report