IN THE NEWS: Zonta Club of Everett works to protect women from violence

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Zonta Club of Everett members (from left) Marilyn Kent, Judith Strand, Cindy Phillips and Linda Lepak chat while standing on Colby Avenue in Everett in an effort to raise awareness about violence against women on Friday. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Members of the Zonta Club of Everett, USA, donned small orange ribbons Friday, a symbol for the Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women campaign. They bundled up for the November chill and set up a table with information about the campaign in downtown Everett.

More women and men are affected by violence than one might think, member Lyn Kent said. Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County received 5,706 calls to their hotline last year.

In past years, Zonta Club of Everett has participated in clothing drives, asking for business clothes that women can wear to job interviews. Members cook a meal once a month at Cocoon House, a nonprofit that assists young people in finding a safe place to live. They also hosted a forum for students at Edmonds Community College about human trafficking.

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