SOS names Osage County’s strong men

As way to bring community awareness to domestic violence and build lasting relationships, SOS Inc., of Emporia, establishes the SOS Strong team each year. The team consists of 20 men dedicated to helping stop domestic violence and child abuse by raising $1,000 each to support each of SOS’s programs.

Strong man Corey Linton

This year’s SOS Strong members for Osage County are Corey Linton and Chris Mullins, who are working to reach their $1,000 goal by Aug. 8, 2019.

This all-male fundraiser was founded to highlight positive role models and to remind youth that men are far more than stereotypical abusers, controllers, and runaway fathers. Because most learned behaviors are acquired during our most formative years, children need reassurance and guidance from compassionate, caring men. The SOS Strong team helps the entire community to see that abuse is not just a woman’s problem, it is everyone’s problem.

Strong man Chris Mullins

Each SOS Strong member took a pledge to lead by example, to never blame victims, to be a positive up-stander rather than a willing bystander, to not engage in any acts of violence, to stand-up for someone in need, and to always use his voice to speak-up for what is right. When men are strong in character and lead by conviction, so are our families, schools and streets.

Funds raised goes to support local SOS programs including crisis services, child visitation and exchange center, CASA, and child advocacy center.

To make a donation toward an “SOS Strong” member’s goal, see, text SOSStrong to 52182, or contact Linton or Mullins.

For more information, contact SOS at 620-343-8799 or see


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