A great day! Help me WELCOME Roanoke City Police Department’s new Help Save the Next Girl patrol car! Patrol units will be in it responding to 911 calls 24/7. Help Save the Next Girl’s President and Founder, Gil Harrington, remarked: I am absolutely thrilled that Roanoke PD is literally “taking it to the street.” When Roanoke police officers patrol in their new Help Save The Next Girl themed vehicle they will be constantly broadcasting a message of protection in our community. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate with Roanoke PD in this clever and innovative safety campaign. 241 Gil and Dan Harrington
Along with my usual fare of literature, storytelling, and things that go boo, in the next few weeks and months I am going to be telling some local true crime stories, but in my own unique way, naturally. All will have happened (or be happening) either here, in Virginia, or my home state, North Carolina, and I am sticking to cases that I experienced as a citizen.
To launch this loose series, I give you the first national PSA of Help Save the Next Girl, the amazing educational and empowerment nonprofit founded by Gil Harrington, Morgan Harrington’s mother. I will post this video with its full information and links to Help Save the Next Girl on the website momentarily. Please check HSNG out: they have amazing safety tips that don’t just apply to Virginians or to Americans, and you can start up your own branch–even in your middle school! They have materials designed for different developmental levels, designed not to frighten but to empower.
I posted this information on the Facebook page, along with Help Save the Next Girl’s very first national PSA. Here I’ll post their 2017 PSA, along with their links. Be safe, and keep each other safe.