Editorial: 10th Annual Candlelight Vigil in Numbers
- 10 years since the first Vigil on the Courthouse steps
- 1 block of downtown Hillsboro’s Main Street blocked off for the event
- 22 Domestic Violence Resource Center staff and
- 32 interns helped coordinate the event
- 3 hours long
- 2 languages, English and Spanish, used throughout the program
- 50 community organizations
- 3 Stories of Survival
- 6 messages of hope from survivors
- 2 pre-owned vehicles given away to survivors as part of the Charity Cars Giveaway
- 5 entertainment pieces: Harmony Rose, unCommon Women, Clown/Balloon Artist Charlie Charleston, Helen Wick Walters’ Dance Studio, ISing Community Choir
- 1 minute of silence to honor those who perished in domestic violence situations
- 500 candles lit, along with
- 100+ glow sticks
- 0 rain (save for a sprinkle here and there)
- 9 sponsors: Baxter Auto Parts, Tuality Healthcare, Interstate Special Events, Alphagraphics, Columbia Community Bank, Express Personnel Services, Integrated Inspection Systems, Pam Evans Allstate Insurance Agency, Soroptimist International of Hillsboro
Couldn’t make it to the Vigil this year? Here’s one last number:
- 45 air times, between October 27, 2007 and January 30, 2008, of the Vigil footage on Tualatin Valley Community TV’s Channels 11, 28, and 30. The full schedule is available here.
Thank you for your support!
The Vigil is Washington County’s premier domestic violence awareness event. We need your help to grow the event. Make a fast and secure online contribution, save the date for October 2008, spread the word, or contact us for additional ways to make a difference.
The Vigil is also an excellent opportunity to highlight your company’s commitment to fostering safe and healthy communities. For sponsorship information, call 503.640.5352.