Feel Safe Again, Inc. commends the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Governor John Lynch and Attorney General Kelly Ayotte for co-hosting a press conference on Friday, January 19, 2007, at the Governor's office in recognition of Stalking Awareness Month.
We look forward to collaborating our efforts with the Coalition, by continuing to provided information and support services to victims of stalking throughout the state. Our organization was established several years ago, in memory of my sister, Sandra Berfield, who was stalked for over two years before being killed on January 20, 2000, by a package-bomb her stalker hand-delivered to her Everett, Massachusetts home.
In April 2004, with the support of Senator Robert E. Clegg, Jr., our organization had January designated as Stalking Awareness Month in the state of New Hampshire. On behalf of the board of directors and my sister Sandra Berfield, I am both personally and professionally honored to support the initiative of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
Through our tragedy, I have learned one person can make a difference and create positive change. The launching of a stalking campaign by the Coalition proves this. By working together, we can help other victims become survivors, educate law enforcement and continue to create public awareness.