The director of Cannon County's program to help victims of domestic violence has been recognized by a national organization.
The Women's Peacepower Foundation has named Lisa Baird as a recipient of the "Woman of Peace Award" for 2010.
"When no resources were available for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, Lisa took it upon herself to change that. Lisa, single-handily, works extremely hard to run the only domestic violence and sexual assault agency in her county. Her tireless efforts have helped many in her community," the foundation said in bestowing the award on Baird.
The certificate presented to Baird states:
Woman of Peace Award
For all the time you've spent thinking, dreaming, planning and creating ways to make your world a better place to live. For all the times you thought you were just an everyday, ordinary person, but somehow you pushed beyond what you had been told you could accomplish. For all the times you have spoken up for what you believe in. For the financial risks you have taken. For the inner courage you manage to rely on even when you don't think you have any courage. For keeping a sense of humor, even when things looked bad. For bringing hope to us all because of your committment.
The Women's Peacepower Foundation, Inc. Declares
To Be A Woman of Peace
Baird also received $400 as part of the award, which she donated to the agency.
SAVE is committed to stopping the cycle of domestic violence in the Cannon County community. It strives to eliminate the barriers victims confront in seeking services for domestic violence ands work to assist victims in taking back their lives.
If you wish to assist the SAVE program financially or by volunteering, contact Baird,at 615.563.6690.