Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Riverdale Park Lights Up for “Purple Light Nights®”

(“…awareness empowers the community in prevention,” – Chief Morris)
Upper Marlboro, MD… The Town of Riverdale Park lit its Town Hall, Police Station and Town Center in support of this year’s “Purple Light Nights®” community campaign to raise awareness and a unified voice against domestic violence during Domestic Violence Month in October.

Of the city’s participation in the campaign, Police Chief Dave Morris said, “We are pleased to partner with the Sheriff in “Purple Light Nights®” and three purple city facilities draw a lot of attention.  Raising awareness is a relevant goal and one we can certainly support because awareness empowers the community in prevention and that’s an enormously important result.”  

“Riverdale Park’s response to “Purple Light Nights®” has been tremendous. Their support of “Purple Light Nights®” means that citizens will learn more about domestic violence. We’re delighted the town joined us,” said Sheriff Melvin C. High. 
The Office of the Sheriff launched “Purple Light Nights®” in Maryland in 2014, connecting Prince George’s County and the state with a list of cities and counties in over 30 states, and in Canada and 18 villages in Guam. The Purple Light Nights name and logo are approved Federal trademarks of the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force.

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

The Remainder of the Domestic Violence Monthly Events

Wed.  - October 28th – Sheriff DVID Partnership Luncheon, Newton White Mansion 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sat. – October 31st - “Silent Tears No More Flyer” The 10th Annual Domestic & Sexual Violence Prayer Breakfast fundraiser – The Greenbelt Marriot  doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Event is from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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