Clothesline Project brings awareness to domestic violence


Motorists may notice something just a little out of the ordinary when passing by Cummins Seymour Technical Center on the east side of the city the rest of this month.

Fifty-three decorated T-shirts waving in the wind were hung with care Wednesday for the Clothesline Project.

Using words and artwork, each shirt was decorated in honor of a Hoosier life lost as a result of domestic violence from July 2014 through July 2015. The list of victims, none from Jackson County, is compiled by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

This makes the fourth year Cummins has teamed up with Turning Point Domestic Violence Services for the Clothesline Project at the Seymour plant. Last year, there were 55 shirts decorated and hung on the line.

Candace Foist is employed as lab operations materials manager at Cummins Seymour Engine Plant and also is a Cummins Community Involvement Team member, serving as the Turning Point liaison.

“Turning Point is an organization that I am very passionate about,” Foist said. “Back in 2014, Brenda Hardesty, our SEP Community Involvement leader at the time, asked me if I would like to represent SEP as a Turning Point liaison. I graciously accepted the offer.”

The first Clothesline Project at the Cummins plant was in 2013, led by Hardesty. This is now the third consecutive year that Foist has led the October event.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and is represented by the color purple.

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