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Crisis Care plans Lights of LOVE event

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Crisis Care Line/House of Transition has launched its “Lights of LOVE” campaign as part of its 35th anniversary celebration.

Individuals, civic groups, and businesses are invited to honor or remember someone who has made a positive difference in their life by purchasing a light for that person. Purchased lights will be placed on a tree at the Garden of the Senses in the 100 block of East Main Street in Van Wert, and will be lit during the month of October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

A lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, in the garden. In addition, all individuals honored and remembered will be recognized in a window display at the Van Wert County Board of Elections, in a “Book of Remembrance”, and in a press release.

All contributions are tax deductible and will be used for permanent improvements and maintenance of the House of Transition, the local domestic violence shelter. During the past 35 years, Crisis Care has not only provided advocacy, guidance, and shelter, but also has worked to restore personal dignity and independent living, free from abuse, to hundreds of women, children, and men.

Contributions to Lights of LOVE of $25 can purchase a white light, $100 a purple light, and $500 a starlight. Any donation to assist victims of domestic violence and their children will be greatly appreciated.

Brochures for Lights of LOVE are available at the Crisis Care booth in the Commercial Building at the Van Wert County Fair. In addition, pamphlets are available at the Board of Elections in downtown Van Wert, Mengerink’s Source for Sports, and Orchard Tree Restaurant in Van Wert; Convoy Tastee Freeze, and Ohio City Express.

For more information about Lights of LOVE, call Crisis Care at 419.238.4641 or email

POSTED: 08/29/14 at 6:50 am. FILED UNDER: News