Louise Russo W.A.V.E. (Working Against Violence Everyday) is centered on principles of the 3R's - Respect, Responsibility and Role of Leadership. Our goal is to inspire young people and members of the community to take action, make positive choices and initiate projects to make their schools & communities a safer place to live, learn & play.
About Louise Russo W.A.V.E. (Working Against Violence Everyday)
On April 21, 2004, Louise Russo became an innocent victim of a botched drive by shooting when a single bullet shattered her spine and left her paralyzed. A courageous mother of three, she was determined that this senseless act of violence would have some positive outcome. She has done just that by turning tragedy into triumph by founding Louise Russo W.A.V.E. (Working Against Violence Everyday), a not-for-profit organization, with recent charitable status in 2009. The ‘Good Works’ portion of the charity is its W.A.V.E. Empowering Youth Day which in 2009 was the inaugural day of the event. The day is not a fundraiser but a celebration for youth who have Made a Difference by focusing on the ‘3R’s’ in their life – Respect, Responsibility and the Role of Leadership and how we can all ‘Make a Difference’ by creating healthier, safer schools and communities.