Soroptimist International of Auburn is encouraging residents and businesses to draw awareness to the problem of domestic violence by participating in the Purple Light Nights™ campaign this month.
“The Purple Lights Nights™ campaign is a terrific way to bring attention to the devastating impact that domestic violence has on families and children,” said state Attorney General Rob McKenna.
The campaign started in Covington in 2007 and has grown nationally. The goal is to remember more than 400 domestic violence homicide victims in the state (from 1997-2008) and give hope to those who are still living with abuse.
The color purple is recognized as the international color symbolic of domestic violence.
To participate, residents and businesses are encouraged to replace an outside light with a purple light for the month of October. If you are unable to locate a purple light bulb, they are available for purchase at Covington City Hall.
Orders also may be placed by calling Victoria at 253-638-1110, ext. 2237, or e-mailing email@example.com.
Proceeds from the bulb sales benefit the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force to provide services to victims.