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The Compassion Project: February 2018

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The Compassion Project: February

The compassion of two women has culminated into two very different – yet no less significant and impactful – public awareness raising efforts. Let me share with you what Angie Hamel and Kelby Shields have accomplished by allowing compassion to lead their actions and passion to drive them.Davis-Chris

Meet Angie

On February 1st, the Boise Police and the WCA unveiled the newest addition to Boise PD’s fleet, a Domestic Violence Awareness patrol car.  WCA Ambassador Angie Hamel played a crucial role in making this day happen – motived because she truly believes that having this cause car on the streets with this design and the WCA logo will help raise awareness of the problem of domestic violence here in the Boise area, telling victims of all ages that there is help available.

We at the WCA have been collaborating with the Boise PD to make this reality as far back as 2014. However, it took Angie’s hard work, dedication and passion to make it a reality. During the past year, Angie took ownership of this important project and with her continued campaigning, it came to fruition.

Meet Kelby

Kelby Shields, a dedicated WCA Ambassador, helped the WCA Outreach team provide 300 West Ada school district middle school students with Healthy Relationship education during 2017. More than that, she is a survivor of teen dating violence. She now wants to advocate for healthy relationship education and share her story in hopes that no other young girl will becomes a victim of teen dating abuse. She recently shared her story of survival publicly for the first time with a local reporter.

“Healthy relationships need to be discussed in middle school, and it needs to start now,” said Kelby in an interview with KIVI 6 on Your Side aired on February 9, 2018.

Bravo to Angie and Kelby for their compassion for those impacted by domestic violence and their selfless passion to make change in our community. These two have proven through their compassion, change can be made.

The Compassion Project: Let us be the ones who transform our world by allowing compassion to lead our action. Throughout the year, this column will feature the various ways to have compassion for others, for our specific organization, and for yourself.

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