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Lighting city buildings purple to build awareness

Post Date:09/26/2017 3:53 PM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer
Office: (623) 882-7053
amy.bolton@goodyearaz.gov 

 

 

Lighting city buildings purple to build awareness


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

Goodyear, Ariz. (Sept. 26, 2017) –In support of the statewide Lighting Arizona Purple initiative to raise domestic violence awareness, the city of Goodyear will light City Hall, the Goodyear Branch Library and the Police Operations building purple during the month of October. Mayor Georgia Lord will proclaim October Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Monday, Oct. 2 at the City Council Meeting beginning at 6 p.m.

Each year, the nation observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The observance dates back to 1989 when the passage of Public Law 101-112 by the U.S. Congress officially designated October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and called upon the people of the United States to become more aware of the tragedy of domestic violence, support those who are working to end domestic violence, and participate in other meaningful ways.

To support people affected by domestic violence, the city makes available grant funding to various agencies providing support and emergency services to Goodyear residents in need.

Anybody fearing for his or her immediate safety or the safety of a loved one should call 9-1-1. To access help for domestic violence, contact:

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About Lighting Arizona Purple
The Lighting Arizona Purple campaign was developed by the Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women, and the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, to raise statewide awareness of domestic violence and provide important information to assist victims in locating help and resources.  The purple lights serve as a symbol of Arizona's dedication to end domestic violence.