Did you know That October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?  To honor the month, Governor Andrew Cuomo is lighting up some of the state's buildings to mark awareness of the month.

Today we are asked to wear purple, and later on today we can go around and see the government buildings that have been lit up in purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The locations that will be lit up are:

One World Trade Center

Albany International Airport Gateway

The Mario M Cuomo Bridge

Grand Central Terminal - Pershing Square Viaduct

Kosciuszko Bridge

Mid-Hudson Bridge

Alfred E Smith Building

Niagara Falls

H. Carl McCall SUNY Building

State Fairgrounds Main Gate and.Expo Center

State Education Building

Governor Cuomo says that his office, by lighting the locations up in purple, will bring to light the ugly reality of domestic violence. He said, “With this action, we shine a light on the plague of domestic violence in a show of support for survivors and their families. The unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the sense of isolation faced by survivors, but New York will continue to fight to bring domestic abusers to justice and protect the most vulnerable among us.”

We haven’t heard yet what time the locations will be lit, but they will be lit in purple sometime tonight and it should be a beautiful sight to see.

People are suffering in so many ways today, in ways that we can’t see from the outside. The New York States Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-842-6906.  If you need help, reach out to the hotline to stop the domestic violence situation in your life.  You do not have to suffer alone.

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