Sexual assault impacts more than just the individual survivor. It sends ripples throughout an organization, from immediate teammates to the highest echelons of leadership. It impacts families, friends, coworkers, and employers. It impacts everyone.
This tree stands at the entrance of JFHQ throughout National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month to show all of us the broad impact of sexual assault. Wisconsin National Guard members will place teal ribbons here for every person in their life who is a victim of sexual assault. This tree will become a vivid demonstration of the broader impact of sexual assault on survivors, their support systems, and the organization as a whole. It tells us that survivors and witnesses are not alone and we are all here for them.
If you are a current Wisconsin National Guard Soldier or Airman and would like to contribute to the tree, send a private message to this page or an email to . Wisconsin National Guard sexual assault survivors in need of help, call or text the Wisconsin National Guard Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at 608-469-2627 for 24/7 assistance, or visit https://safehelpline.org for additional resources.