• Wed. Sep 28th, 2022

Pasta dishes were available to sample

ByRandall B. Phelps

Aug 29, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS — This weekend, hundreds of people came together to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in El Paso and Teller counties. by TESSA The annual “Pasta in the park” fundraiser was held today at the Myron Stratton campus near Highway 115 in Colorado Springs.

Event attendees were able to sample pasta dishes donated by organizations across the community. We spoke with a victim advocate from one such organization that works to help survivors in the military.

“We support active duty military survivors of sexual violence as well as their dependents and families and that extends to Colorado Springs,” said Fort Carson victims’ advocate Kristy Bootes, “A large part of Colorado Springs is connected to the military, whether retired or active duty, and we want to support all survivors of interpersonal violence.”

KOAA News5 reporter Dianne Derby was the emcee and is grateful to have been able to highlight the stories of survivors who receive help from TESSA each year.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, there is always help available. Please call the security line at 719-633-3819. It is available 24/7.

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