Joyful Connections is encouraging Ottawa County citizens to take a few minutes this October to affix a purple light to their residences in an effort to promote the message that domestic violence has no place in their community.
The Purple Light Nights™ campaign offers a way to bring attention to the impact that domestic violence has on families and children.
To participate in Purple Light Nights™, residents are encouraged to purchase a purple light bulb, available at Joyful Connections in Oak Harbor or Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center in Port Clinton (Sutton Center #900), and display the lights on their porches from Oct. 1-31. The cost of each bulb is $3 or two for $5. Proceeds will benefit Joyful Connections, a supervised visitation and exchange site for families in Ottawa County.
Additional supplemental funding provided by the Ottawa County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
The Purple Light Nights campaign started in Covington, WA in 2007 and has grown nationally with eight other states participating in this event.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the color purple is recognized as the international color symbolic of domestic violence.
For more information about Purple Light Nights and how this movement got started, please visit the PLN website at purplelightnights.org.