The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office has joined the YWCA in adorning their building with purple lights, the official color used to shed awareness on the growing issue of domestic violence.
“The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier is observing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The YWCA is lighting the main office at 32 Cottage St. in the City of Lockport purple,” said a YWCA representative on social media. They added, “Each night throughout the month of October the building will have purple lights in the windows and a purple light cast upon the building as a part of their newest campaign, the Light in the Window.”
The YWCA is also encouraging public participation, informing that a simple purchase of purple lights can have you standing in solidarity against domestic violence. “Please take a picture of your purple lights and message it to our page so we can show the community’s support,” said the representative.
The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, a constant source of community support on social media, joined into the mix. “October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. If you drive past the Sheriff’s Office at night you will see purple lighting illuminating our building. You may also notice purple ribbons which were placed yesterday in honor of this important month,” the sheriff’s office said in a release to Niagara County residents.