Maria’s Voice Launches Pledge Network to Fight Against Domestic Violence
Businesses in Maple Grove are joining forces in a pledge to fight against domestic violence in memory of Maria Pew, a Maple Grove woman who died last year.
The nonprofit Maria’s Voice is now launching a pledge network.
The pledge encourages people to learn the signs of domestic violence and speak up when they see something. Spavia Day Spa in Maple Grove is the first business that will take the pledge in a special event next week.
“This is a perfect opportunity for us to bring awareness to this issue because it is so prevalent in our society,” said Spavia Day Spa Owner Cristina Nolte. “I didn’t realize how close it was until I started working with Maria’s Voice and talking to people about it.”
Nolte said Spavia Day Spa will be educating its staff to help them see signs of domestic abuse.
Maria’s Voice hopes to make a change in the societies tolerance of domestic abuse.
“It’s a personal issue for our nation that we need to know that we don’t have to tolerate this,” said Lissa Weimelt, Pew’s mother. “We can take back and claim our love and concern for each other, we can do that through taking the pledge. We have the power to end darkness through light and love.”
Wahlburgers in Maple Grove is also hosting a fundraiser for Maria’s Voice next week.
Learn more about the pledge here.