[El Mirage, AZ October 5, 2017] – On October 2, 2017, the City of El Mirage lighted City Hall, the Police Department building, and the Fire Department building purple to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month. El Mirage joined Governor Doug Ducey and cities across Maricopa County through the regional efforts of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) to light the region purple for the month of October.
Last year, the El Mirage Police Department provided services for 672 domestic violence cases. In fact, one in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. In 2015, 107 people in the State of Arizona lost their lives as a result of domestic violence.
As part of the Domestic Violence Awareness campaign, the City of El Mirage has purple ribbons available for free at the Police Department and at City Hall. We would also like to invite businesses and residents to join the effort by lighting their buildings purple to bring attention to the impact domestic violence has on families and children. Mayor Mook stated, "We want citizens and businesses to shine a purple light during the nights of October signaling our region's unity in the fight against domestic violence."
For information about domestic violence awareness, contact the El Mirage Victims Assistance Unit at 623-500-3090 / firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, visit MAG Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Services at www.finddvservices.com or Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence at www.azcadv.org.