Did you know that according to the National Coalition of Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner?
The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Purple Light Nights was a campaign started right here in Covington, to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence, provide resources and information for those who need it, to honor those who lost their lives from domestic violence, and to celebrate those who have survived.
More information on how the PLN campaign began can be found here: https://purplelightnights.org/history/
The original Covington Domestic Violence Task Force that started this tradition is still receiving donations and grants, but no longer has the resources to coordinate this event. The community appreciates all of the work that has been done over the years, and still finds value in keeping this tradition alive.
You can show your support by:
* Participating in the Purple Light Nights event. Register here: Purple Light Nights Kickoff 2023 Signup. The walk is free; registered walkers and runners will receive an LED tea light to carry and a Crumble cookie at the end of the 5k.
* Donating to local non-profits who are a valuable, often life-saving resource to those experiencing domestic violence
* Shining a purple light bulb on your porch during the month of October – or year round!
* Get involved in supporting or assisting with next year’s campaign and event. You can contact us for more information.
We hope you will join us on September 30th from 5:45pm-7:30pm next to the Don Henning Round-a-bout. We will have refreshments provided by Crumbl Cookie, Glowtea, and others, as well as resource tables, donation opportunities, time to connect with neighbors and friends, and a few other surprises!
This event is also supported by the City of Covington, Covington Fred Meyer, and the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.