Kingsport Times-News: Hope House of Scott County to host walk honoring domestic violence victims
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Hope House of Scott County to host walk honoring domestic violence victims

Holly Viers • Jun 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM

WEBER CITY — A Scott County organization is inviting the community to come together in honor of domestic violence victims and survivors.

Hope House of Scott County will host the first annual #JusticeforEva walk Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Holston View United Methodist Church in Weber City.

The event will be held in memory of Eva Borders, who died on June 2, 2018, after her husband, Jason Scott Borders, strangled her in their Weber City home. Jason Borders pleaded guilty to the crime in October and was sentenced to life in prison.

“We are just trying to save other families from this heartache. … That’s what we’re hoping to get out of this is to save lives as we remember (Eva), an amazing mother and family member and friend,” said Kat Bartley, master of ceremonies for the event and Eva Borders’ sister.

The event will include a walk in Eva’s memory, along with talks from at least two speakers and a candlelight vigil. A couple of food vendors will be on hand, and domestic violence lapel pins and wristbands will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the pins and wristbands will benefit Hope House of Scott County.

“It’s also to bring awareness for this awful issue in society, and hopefully it’s going to bring attention to help save lives,” Bartley said. “That’s the goal.”

For more information or to get involved, contact Jessica Smith at (276) 386-3334.

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