Tama Mayor Dan Zimmerman signed a Proclamation on Wednesday recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness month here.
The Proclamation reads:
A Proclamation of the Mayor of Tama,lowa Proclaiming the Month Of April Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Tama Mayor Dan Zimmerman signs and City Clerk Judy Welch witnesses the signing of a proclamation on Wednesday, April 3, designating the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
WHEREAS, sexual assault affects women, children and men of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds; and
WHEREAS, in addition to the immediate physical and emotional costs, sexual assault may also have associated consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, depression, homelessness, eating disorders and suicide; and
WHEREAS, sexual assault can be devastating for not only the survivor, but also for the family and friends of the survivor; and
Serving Tama County:
Sexual Assault Center
PO Box 1507
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Crisis Line: 800-779-3512
Dotti Thompson - Executive Director
WHEREAS, no one person, organization, agency or community can eliminate sexual assault on their own, but we can work together to educate our entire population about what can be done to prevent sexual assault, support victim/survivors and their significant others, and increase support for agencies providing services to victim/survivors; and
WHEREAS, Sexual Assault Awareness Month provides an excellent opportunity for citizens to learn more about preventing sexual violence;
NOW THEREFORE be it know that 1, Dan Zimmerman, do hereby proclaim the month of April, 2013, as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.