INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Before the age of 18, one out of every four girls and one out of six boys in the United States has been sexually abused. And yet sexual abuse is still not something we talk about, which often leaves the victims feeling guilty, ashamed, and somehow responsible.
Because the Inner Truth Project is a place where talking about what happened is okay, this quiet center that flies under the radar has been able to help over 500 individuals in St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River Counties of all ages deal and heal from sexual assault and abuse.
The August Dyer Difference Award and a $3,000 check were recently presented to Inner Truth Project Founder and Director Mindi Fetterman and board member Daphne Stewart by members of the Fort Pierce Dyer Chevrolet staff.
The Indian River County Award and $3,000 check were presented to representatives from Save the Chimps.
Since relocating to the area in 2008, each month, Dyer Chevrolet staff members at Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce and Dyer Chevrolet Mazda Subaru in Vero Beach meet to review the applications that have been submitted in their respective counties and select one non-profit organization to receive that month’s recognition and a $3,000 award in each county. For the Dyer family and the members of the Dyer staff, the award and the $6,000 in donations between the two counties are all about helping to make a positive difference in the community. For the recipients, it’s an acknowledgment of their tireless efforts to do the same and a much-needed financial boost to help further their missions.
If you’d like to nominate a non-profit organization for the Dyer Difference Award, please visit www.dyerdifference.org or find Dyer Difference on Facebook.