GENESEO — RESTORE Sexual Assault Services (previously Rape Crisis Services) has set up a 720 flag display to represent the number of people assaulted every day in America.
The flags are being displayed on the corner of the intersection between Route 20A and Volunteer Road (across the street from Wegmans) for the entire month of April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
“This is one of our many locations where we are setting up these displays,” said Lauren Berger, RESTORE’s Outreach and Education Specialist, at the site. “We plan to set up another display on the SUNY Geneseo campus on Monday, April 17 as well, so keep an eye out for that.”
According to a press release from RESTORE, every 2 minutes, someone in America is sexually assaulted, adding up to a total of 720 per day.
To help raise awareness of these numbers, RESTORE is setting up displays in each of the five counties it serves: Monroe, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, and Livingston.
The event also serves to raise awareness for the resources available to help members of the community become educated, support survivors, and prevent sexual assault.
More information on the support RESTORE provides can be found on their website here or at one of their two Livingston County office locations at 116 Main Street in Mount Morris and Sturges 208B on the SUNY Geneseo campus.