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Girls Night Out 2016 raises money for YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program

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About 1,300 women filled the West Virginia Culture Center for Girls Night Out 2016 on August 13, 2016. 

"Girls Night Out is Charleston's best party," said a group of women attending the event. 

It was a party for a cause raising money for the YWCA's Resolve Family Abuse Program. 

"It's all unified, and when people come together and really try they can do amazing things and we're raising funds and keeping those programs going," said Amanda Easter who helped organize the party. 

Money from the party will help victims of domestic abuse go through the legal system and help with shelter maintenance. Those are just two of the many things the YWCA does. 

"It's such a good cause, all women should band together to help women fight domestic abuse and child abuse," said Marta Hayne who attended. 

Purple was the color of the night because it is the national color for domestic violence prevention.

"It's the powerful purple party," said Easter.

"And to look out over the sea of purple with the gold dome and the capitol, it's really heartwarming," said Hayne.

At one point the YWCA advocates were recognized for the hard work they do.

"These are the people, boots on the ground, these are the staff that maybe get the call in the middle of the night to come out and pick a victim up and their children," said Pam Gillenwater, Program Director for the YWCA.

Funds raised help support their work as well. All going towards ending domestic violence together. 

"Domestic violence doesn't take a day off and neither do we," said Pam Gillenwater.

To donate to the cause head to www.gnowv.com. 

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