Exodus House hopes to educate public with annual Take the Plunge | Bonney Lake

It's that time of year again, to take the plunge into Lake Tapps for domestic violence awareness. October was declared Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Mayor Neil Johnson at the Oct. 8 city council meeting.

It’s that time of year again, to take the plunge into Lake Tapps for domestic violence awareness.

October was declared Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Mayor Neil Johnson at the Oct. 8 city council meeting.

This declaration is sponsored by the Exodus House, an organization that works exclusively with homeless families affected by domestic violence.

At any given time, the Exodus House helps roughly 42 families in Pierce and south King County, executive director Joe O’Neil said.

The Exodus House is holding their fourth annual Take the Plunge Against Domestic Violence event on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at Allan Yorke Park in Bonney Lake.

The money raised from this event will go toward helping the families get needed supplies such as pots and pans, shower curtains, towels and other items that will allow them to move forward, O’Neil said. He added that each family is unique and so are the supplies they need.

To register to plunge into the frigid lake or for those not quite brave enough to jump in and would rather donate, visit the Exodus House’s website for more information. Prizes will also be given out to those with the best Halloween costume.

“The shock and awe (of jumping into the lake) is a symbolic gesture of what victims experience,” O’Neil said.

More in News

Free construction classes help make community connections

Building Beyond the Walls, an Enumclaw-based non-profit, offers folks of all stripes a way to learn new skills and form long-lasting connections through volunteer work.

Human remains identified as those of missing Enumclaw man

Kristian Burnstad was last seen alive on Feb. 7, 2017.

Patrols to emphasize districted driving over the weekend | Washington State Patrol

Don’t contribute to the rising rate of crashes and distracted driving fatalities.

Save time by buying Mount Rainier passes online

Now you don’t have to wait in line — just print your pass and home and enjoy the majesty of the park.

Bonney Lake to take action on water rate increases

The sewer rate increase, however, looks to still be up for debate, and will be addressed at a later date in committee.

Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

Many students on the Plateau and in the valley have a lot to look forward to in the near future.

Black Diamond police get little chief, too

The Black Diamond Police Department honored Jack Reich as their Police Chief for a Day.

East Pierce hosting annual open house Sept. 29

Don’t miss out on the free, family fun activities and demonstrations, like tearing a car apart with the jaws of life.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff want share of pay increases

After authorizing a strike, nutrition workers and bus drivers will vote on a tentative agreement Sept. 17. If they approve, school will stay in session.

Most Read