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Our May Newsletter

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Join us all month long on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for statistics about mental health and to learn ways to prioritize this too often neglected aspect of our wellbeing.

Carol Fitzgerald | Volunteer Coordinator

Staff Spotlight: Carol Fitzgerald

1. Who are you, what do you do at PH, and where are you from? My name is Carol Fitzgerald and I'm the Volunteer Coordinator at Project Horizon. I was born in Waynesboro, Va. I grew up in Waynesboro and Rockbridge County. I currently reside in Rockbridge County with my husband, children and grandchild.

2. What led you to Lexington and the work you do now? My career has been based primarily in the Rockbridge/ Lexington area. I have dedicated my career to working with the public in Finance and Healthcare. The journey of life and the people that I have met along the way have been my inspiration, reason and spiritual calling as to why I am here at Project Horizon.

3. What’s the best part of your job? Giving hope to those that feel hopeless. I always say that HOPE stands for Having Only Positive Expectations. I can hope for all of the victims and their families, that hope prevails and reminds them they are not alone. Also, the best part of my job is meeting and training new volunteers. These highly spirited individuals that are willing to volunteer their time and go through hours of training to dedicate their spare time for victims speaks volumes as to who they are. To say that I am a member of the Project Horizon Team and the larger community is the absolute best part of my job. It's an incredible honor and privilege to work with these individuals that represent communities on many levels making a difference in the lives of so many each and every day.

4. What’s something most people don’t know about you? I am an Art Enthusiast. Oil Painting is my passion. I had the privilege of shadowing a well-known local artist that inspired my love of art. I currently have paintings throughout my home, with the first being a wedding anniversary gift to my husband. I have a few outdoor works of art as well. "What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"- Vincent Van Gogh

Next month: Third Annual Juneteenth Art Exhibition

Project Horizon is pleased to announce our third annual Juneteenth Art Exhibition as a part of Lexington's Juneteenth Celebration. If you or someone you know is interested in submitting a piece for the show, download the attached form and bring it by the office, 120 Varner Ln, with your art piece. If you have any questions, reach out to us at

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The Clothesline Project: A Look Back

In April, we held two installments of The Clothesline Project, giving survivors a chance to "air their dirty laundry" by decorating pieces of clothing with stories of sexual assault.

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