BENEFITING: Agape Child Development Center
ORGANIZER: Agape Child Development Center
EVENT: Purple Purse Challenge
My name is Bernice Brown Gregory. I invite you to join the Purple Purse Campaign and help me raise $3,000 for AGAPE/OASIS to keep serving future survivors of financial abuse and domestic violence. Today I am challenging everyone, especially my fellow gospel artists, friends and family members to give to this great cause with your much needed support. A minimum donation is $15.00.
One may not know that every 7 seconds someone loses their life to domestic violence. I want to be able to help in changing those statistics. This is my reason for being involved in the Purple Purse Campaign. While being an "International Gospel Artist", I found myself in a past abusive marriage. In my case, abuse was more mental, financial, and controlling rather than physical. Abuse is abuse. It does not make a difference what shape or form it may be. After divorce and joining Marpe’, OASIS support group for women in a present or past abusive relationships, I was able to gain my independence and self worth. Marpe’ allowed me to get back up on my feet and know that life has more to offer than being in a dangerous and abusive relationship.
I am now married to a man that appreciates and loves me. He completes me without stripping away who God made me to be. Financial abuse and domestic violence can be to some and has sadly been to others a killer. So let’s work together and help victims find their way out and move forward with their lives. They can thrive past abuse like me not be one of those we lose in the next 7 seconds.