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Giving Back: Project Safe's Valentine's Day Campaign

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Project Safe is offering Athenians and others an opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a unique manner. The nonprofit is urging people to participate in its “Who are you thinking of campaign?” by making a symbolic gift.

Joan Prittie is Executive Director of Project Safe.

"We're asking people to think of relationships, think of a number that's symbolic to that relationship and then donate that number, ideally recurring, to Project Safe."

She says the donation amounts are as diverse as those contributing.

"It might be $2.20 a month because somebody's birthday was February 2nd, it might be $17 dollars because that's how many years a couple has been together."

Project Safe provides a lengthy list of services to those seeking help.

"If it has to do with domestic violence, that is what we are here to help with. It includes crisis services like emergency shelter, our 24-hour hotline, or text line, we have walk-in hours at our outreach offices. We also have support groups, pet fostering, and a pet kennel on site. We're still doing a lot of education in the community, and we also deal with stalking."

To give text WAYTO to 41444 or visit project-safe.org.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!