Pam Mount, owner and operator of Terhune Orchards, has been named the 17th Annual Communities of Light™ Peace Begins At Home Honorary Chair. Pam is an avid conservationist and agrotourism leader in New Jersey. Womanspace is thrilled to be working with Pam, a longtime supporter of Communities of Light and active member of the Mercer County community.
In addition to her role at Terhune, Pam has served on numerous state and local councils and boards, including the Lawrence Town Council, NJ Clean Air Council, New Jersey Agricultural Society, Sustainable Jersey, Sustainable Lawrence, Lawrence Community Foundation, and the National Guard Family Readiness Council. Pam also served as mayor of Lawrenceville, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in the South Pacific. Pam was honored by the New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals (NJSWEP) for her efforts to promote environmental sustainability in the local community and beyond, and has been honored for her Sustainable Jersey work. In 2012, NJBiz Magazine named her one of the top 50 women in business. Pam has three children and nine grandchildren. Her daughters Tannwen and Reuwai are now partners in the farm business.
Pam stated, “I look forward to serving as the honorary chair of Womanspace’s 2018 Communities of Light. This annual campaign allows local businesses and residents to come together and shine a light onto the tough issues of domestic and sexual violence. It is important that we support and show solidarity with victims, and encourage the vital and lifesaving work of Womanspace.”
The Communities of Light campaign occurs every October in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Beginning with our launch event on October 23, we encourage businesses, neighborhoods, and community organizations to purchase luminary kits, raise awareness of Womanspace’s services, and spread the message that “Peace Begins at Home.” The campaign concludes with a countywide luminary lighting on December 3, which serves as a powerful symbol of hope for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence in Mercer County.
Please join Womanspace for a free reception on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, New Jersey at 5:30 PM. All are welcome, but space is limited. Be sure to register by calling 609-394-0136 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1977, Womanspace is a leading non-profit organization serving the greater Mercer County area and the state of New Jersey by providing a comprehensive array of emergency and follow-up services to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Womanspace is dedicated to improving the quality of life for domestic and sexual violence victims, survivors and their families. Bilingual services and programs include 24/7 crisis intervention, safe, short-term emergency shelter, short and long-term transitional housing, individual counseling and therapeutic support groups for adults and children, court advocacy and the 24/7 crisis hotline (609) 394-9000. Womanspace also operates the 24/7 New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 800-572-SAFE. To learn more about Womanspace please visit www.womanspace.org.