October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month | Linking Civility, Compassion and Kindness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month across the nation and the Enumclaw community will again be joining the cause.

A local group dedicated to creating a better community – Linking Civility, Compassion and Kindness – is taking the lead creating a visible, community event. LINCCK is sponsoring a community tree and street lighting from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the corner of Coal Street and Initial Avenue.  Dean Smith will address how domestic violence can affect the family and surrounding community.

The public is encouraged to attend and learn what domestic violence entails, how it can be prevented and to send the message that domestic violence has no place in the community.

Enumclaw businesses and residents can help raise awareness of domestic violence by participating in Purple Light Nights ® that started in Covington in 2007 and has spread to 24 states, three Canadian provinces and Guam.  The tree, downtown street poles and several businesses will have purple lights strung, and others are encouraged to participate.  LINCCK, a committee of the Rainier Foothills Community Health Network, promotes ways to decrease violence in our society, and encourages positive behaviors and social interactions towards this goal. For more information or to purchase your own purple lights, please call LINCCK at 360-825-5581.

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