Family raising awareness after domestic violence incident

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and one York family is hoping others will learn from their experience.

Daniel Ruth's sister and niece were each shot multiple times by his brother-in-law in Georgia. The two miraculously survived and are recovering. On Sunday afternoon, family and friends dressed in purple, which represents courage and dedication to end domestic violence. They held a fundraiser at Knickers Pub in Springettsbury Township, York County.

Ruth wants anyone in an abusive relationship to know that they are not alone. "You need to reach out to your family, to loved ones or someone through a help line of domestic violence that someone would get out of there before this happens because only by God's grace and being a miracle my sister and my niece are here with us today," Daniel Ruth said.

The family handed out coupons to restaurant patrons that stated 15 percent of their bill would go to a fund to help pay for Ruth family's medical bills. For more information on how you can help, click here: http://www.gofundme.com/support-hope-and-alexus

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