May 19, 2009 | Volunteer Spotlight
Sally Munroe honored by Commonwealth of Massachusetts as one of 100 Unsung Heroines
Sally Munroe, who works in Verizon Services Organization in Boston, has been leading the fight against domestic violence for almost a decade. Sally was recognized for her commitment to the eradicating domestic violence by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as one of 100 Unsung Heroines of Massachusetts at a State House ceremony honoring women who are quietly making a difference in the community.
Sally not only spends her personal time volunteering in the community, but has been the co-chair of the Verizon/IBEW Local 2222/CWA Domestic Violence Awareness Committee for more than eight years. In this role, she has spearheaded many projects that help raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence in both the workplace and in the community. She also rallies Verizon employees to pitch in to help victims of domestic violence by coordinating fundraisers and drives to collect necessities such as children's clothes, toiletries, school supplies and household items for victims who are living in transition in domestic violence shelters in the Greater Boston area.
One of the organizations that has benefited greatly from Sally's involvement is Portal To Hope (PTH) in Medford. An advocate of grassroots programs that are truly community-based, Sally connected with PTH and has continued to offer her assistance in any way that she can. She has helped PTH form relationships with the Verizon Foundation, which has provided grants to the organization, and has inspired co-workers to volunteer at PTH or other domestic violence shelters. Sally helps PTH with toy drives, cell phone drives, and advocating for the issue with elected officials who have been helpful in championing the cause to end abuse. She regularly volunteers at PTH events to educate the public about violence prevention.
Sally makes it her personal goal to promote awareness about the consequences of domestic violence. She serves as a leader in her workplace, amongst her peer group and in her community in the cause to end domestic violence. Sally is truly an Unsung Heroine.
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