Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Hope for Healing.Org Director to Speak at Lincoln Memorial in DC
On November 14, 2009, Gayle D’Ambrosio Crabtree will join with other speakers to show unilateral support for victims of child sexual assault at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The rally is being organized by the foundation of Family and Friends Fighting Against Child Sexual Assault (FACSA). According to the FACSA website ( www.facsasavethechildren.com) a child is molested in the U.S. every 4 seconds and only 1:10 victims will ever disclose the abuse. The rally by FACSA is important in breaking down the barriers that keep child sexual abuse victims silent.
Activities begin at 10:00 am and will continue into the evening. A growing list of participants is coming from all around the United States to support victims. A preliminary list includes: FACSA, Hope for Healing.Org, Speaking Out Against Child Abuse, Stop the Silence and more. For more information on the FACSA Rally call (318)938-2882 or (318) 578-0019 or visit www.facsasavethechildren.com
Flute soloist for the closing ceremonies is Alexandria Crabtree. She is a 2006 graduate of Carter High School. Miss Crabtree is a student at Berea College in Berea Kentucky where she is principal flute. After graduation, she plans to teach during summer 2010 in Sudan, Africa before returning to the US to attend graduate school. In 2007-2009 she was the Summer Youth Coordinator for Hope for Healing.Org.
Gayle D’Ambrosio Crabtree is a recognized speaker and author. In 2002, she is a National Daily Point of Light. Mrs. Crabtree has appeared on national, regional and local television, local and regional radio broadcasts and in print media. In 2007, she was named a “A Woman Worth Watching" in the international publication The Flier by the Commission on the Status and Role of Women of the United Methodist Church. Her books include Does God Still Love Me and Secondhand Hope. Both are available from Amazon.Com.
Drawing on over a decade of experience Ms. Crabtree teaches clergy how to recognize and respond to victims of domestic violence within their congregations. Workshops include prayer and personal journaling, spiritual development and motivational speaking. Local services are offered in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Services are provided to clients without charge.
All local programs are fully replicable. Ms. Crabtree can and does provide consulting to help churches and organizations develop effective compassion evangelism programs. The local ministry center programs of Hope for Healing.Org included food pantry distribution, clothing closet and services to juvenile offenders.
Ms Gayle D’Ambrosio Crabtree currently resides in East Tennessee and can be reached through Imagine Publicity at firstname.lastname@example.org.