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October 26, 2012

Candlelight vigil honors victims of domestic violence

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DANVILLE —

As each name was read, a white rose was placed on a table, symbolizing the victim.

Maria Larrison, director of Sheltering Wings, said the ceremony each year continues to be emotional for her and her staff.

“Even after all these years, it just breaks my heart,” she said.

Larrison presented the Spirit of Courage award from the shelter to Susan Blanford.

“In 2004, Susan’s sister was killed and she took in her kids,” she said. “It really pulls at our heart strings when we see the children who are left behind. It’s important that we support these survivors.”

Larrison said that in 2013 the shelter’s staff is making it a priority to better support and serve the families of domestic violence.

“We need to see how we can support those loved ones,” she said.

Sheltering Wings is a 24-hour shelter for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. For more information, call 745-1496.

brenda.holmes@flyergroup.com

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www.shelteringwings.org

www.hccadv.org

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