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Mercy Girls Team up with the Zontas

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Mercy Students:  Meaghan Cullen, Ashley Tombolesi, Cara Waldraff, Morgan Moran
Mercy Students: Meaghan Cullen, Ashley Tombolesi, Cara Waldraff, Morgan Moran

Mount Mercy Academy has teamed up with the Orchard Park/Hamburg Zonta Club to raise awareness of help available to victims of domestic violence. Students from MMA's Peer Minister Team and SADD are participating in the "Behind Closed Doors" poster campaign on behalf of the Family Justice Center of Erie County. Students and Zontians are hanging posters that contain tear off information that may be vital to those who may be seeking help. They will periodically revisit poster locations, such as the ECC South Campus pictured here, to collect data regarding the tear offs and replace needed posters. Any office or business that would like to participate in "Behind Closed Doors" should contact Mrs. Teresa Melonson 825-8796 ext. 320


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Melina Courtney

Class of 2022

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Cassidy Reid

Class of 2022

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Class of 2022

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