WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — It’s the start of home violence consciousness month and First Step is honoring those that have misplaced their lives to home violence.
The nineteenth Annual Candlelight Vigil was held Friday night, exterior the Wichita County Courthouse.
Metropolis and county leaders had been there to talk and survivors additionally shared their tales. Purple ribbons had been positioned within the garden of the courthouse representing every Texan who has misplaced their life to home violence.
First Step Board member Laura Hetrick stated it’s vital to have the ribbons displayed to lift consciousness in the neighborhood.
“This is a matter that impacts everybody in some type or style and that it’s going to take the complete neighborhood to have the ability to result in change and to let individuals know, who’re looking for assist, the place the assets are and they don’t seem to be alone,” Hetrick stated.
Outreach Advocate Mackenzie Splawn stated seeing metropolis and county leaders in attendance exhibits they’ll take a stand towards home violence.
“If you see these large faces, some individuals are likely to take issues extra critically. Nevertheless it’s crucial that we’ve got their assist after we do that,” Splawn stated.
First Step’s 24-hour hotline is 1-800-658-2683. For extra info and to donate click here.