Shine a light on domestic violence with Purple Light Nights

Purple light bulbs available in Chilliwack locations

Purple bulbs will be illuminating Chilliwack next month in the annual Purple Light Nights campaign, and Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs residents and businesses are invited to take part, too.

“This is our fourth year of holding Purple Light Nights to help raise awareness about domestic violence.The message is that domestic violence has no place in our community,” said Beverly Coles, spokesperson with the Purple Light Nights committee.

More of the colourful little bulbs than ever will be lighting up Chilliwack homes for the entire month of October, while strings of purple lights will be decorating Chilliwack business storefronts.

“When someone puts a purple bulb to light up on their front porch or in a window, it can serve to spark a conversation about domestic violence, such as how it impacts our communities and families,” said Coles.

The Purple Light Nights started in Covington, Washington in 2007 as a way to highlight awareness and education for Domestic Violence Awareness Month every October.

It’s now recognized in 23 states and three Canadian provinces, as an active way to support survivors of family violence, to remember the victims, and to help those still living with abuse.

Every year more individuals and businesses are getting involved with Purple Light Nights, and this year the organizers ordered 800 bulbs for Chilliwack and area.

They’ve nearly doubled the number of bulbs ordered each year of the campaign.

“It is growing, and more people come on board every year, but we’re keeping it simple.”

Purple bulbs will be available by donation at: Ann Davis Transition Society offices on Young, Chilliwack Community Services on Wellington, Chilliwack City Hall, as well as several downtown and area businesses, including Ken’s Tire and Wheel, Logan’s Home Hardware, Mary’s on Wellington, The Bookman, Harvest Store + Cafe, VanCity, Decades and Video Tonite.

 

 

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