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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bowie’s St. Matthew’s UMC Joins “Purple Light Nights” Campaign

Upper Marlboro, MD…Youth Pastor, Jen McClurg of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church of Bowie attended the lighting ceremony hosted by Sheriff Melvin C. High and the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) on October 9th to launch the “Purple Light Nights” Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign in Maryland.

Purple Light Nights is a national campaign to raise awareness against domestic violence that’s now in 23 states, Canada and Quam. “I am delighted that St. Matthew’s UMC has joined us in this important fight,” said Sheriff High. “Their bell tower bathed in purple light is a beautiful sign that in our community we can be a unified voice against domestic violence.”     
                   
Sheriff High said he is confident that in the years to come hundreds of households will join us during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October by placing a purple light on their porch or in their window and adding their voice to the campaigns message: Domestic Violence Has No Place In Our Community.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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