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July 12th, 2011


The Domestic Violence Hotline is celebrating 15 years of helping those in abusive relatIonships. The hotline was established in 1996 as a component of The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress. Their very first call was from a dad seeking advice for his daughter who was in an abusive relationship; they have been answering 800 calls a day, 24/7, ever since. Their very informative website can be found at; www.thehotline.org
Yesterday’s hazy, hot and humid day and night allowed The Kindness Bus to a pleasantly steamy 93 degrees by daybreak today. It was a joy to step outside into the mid-80s.
The day started slowly, due to some minor bike repairs, delaying my ride until the noon hour. It was a bit less humid and not as hot, making all the difference in the world. Riding by a coffee shop, Tony, a barrista came out and offered a huge ice water. It was a huge help to start my ride. Lots of interest and well-wishes for The Kindness Bicycle tour today.

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