"Shine the Light," a walk to raise awareness about domestic violence, drew about 100 men, women and children last Saturday. The walk began at the Delta County Courthouse and concluded at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, where refreshments and a presentation were provided.
The walk also honored the memory of Melinda Yager, a Paonia resident who was the victim of domestic violence just one year ago. Trish Belew and her daughter Jordan met Melinda during hearings at the courthouse and after her death were moved to organize this event to "Shine the Light" on domestic violence.
The event benefits Tri-County Resources. Both Jordan and Trish have stayed at the safe house. Through the "Shine the Light" campaign, Jordan has already raised $7,000 for the safe house thanks to Walmart and other businesses. Trish works at Walmart, which donates $5,000 for every 100 hours of community service performed by their employees. Jordan also held a bake sale and has been giving out "Shine the Light" bracelets at school and other places.
Anyone who wishes to donate to the "Shine the Light" campaign can mail a check to Hilltop Tri-County Resources, P.O. Box 13, Delta, CO 81416. For more information, call Tri-County Resources at 874-6995.blog comments powered by Disqus