Various community groups painted purple rocks to shine a light on the issue of domestic violence, during the month of October. (Submitted photo)

Various community groups painted purple rocks to shine a light on the issue of domestic violence, during the month of October. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: Hope shines brightly in October

Big display of community support for Purple Light Nights effort to shine light on domestic violence

Editor:

Our community may be small, but it is mighty when it comes to generosity and a willingness to help shine a light on domestic violence.

On behalf of the Purple Light Nights, it is my honour to gratefully acknowledge all the support from our community during October, which is officially designated as Domestic Violence Awareness month. In spite of the far-reaching effects of COVID-19 on our lives and the accompanying limitations it brings, we came together and illuminated the lives of many families and individuals affected by domestic violence.

To the service organizations who work tirelessly year-round to provide support and resources.

To all the volunteers who gave of their personal time so generously.

To the organizations and businesses who participated in the Purple Rock Project and hosted the purple rocks in Hope, Spuzzum Band and Boston Bar.

To the elementary school and Boston Bar community for stringing lights in their community. Thank you.

To the children who took part in the annual colouring contest and their teachers and administrators who facilitated their entries, thank you.

To the businesses and organizations in Hope who helped paint the town purple with their creative lighting, thank you.

To the District of Hope for their kind cooperation in the decoration of Memorial Park, including the new purple lamppost.

Thank you one and all. We couldn’t do it without you. Together, we will prevail in our mission of lighting up our communities with the hope and help that is available to everyone affected by domestic violence. Together, we are a force to be reckoned with.

Sharlene Harrison-Hinds

Purple Light Nights

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