'Shine the Light' on domestic violence in NY with three iconic buildings
The New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline offers help and information 24 hours a day, Cuomo's office said.
One World Trade Center will turn purple, joiningtwo buildings in Albany, on Saturdayin acknowledgment of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said.
The 408-foot spire of One World Trade Center in Manhattan will be illuminated in purple on Saturday and the Governor Alfred E. Smith and SUNY Plaza buildings in Albany will remain lit with purple lights for the month of October.
The Mid-Hudson Bridge will also feature purple lights through the month as part of the state’s “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” campaign.
“Bathed in the color that has come to symbolize domestic violence awareness, these landmarks serve as acknowledgment that we as New Yorkers will not be silent about this social pandemic,” Cuomo said. “The purple light beaming down from our state’s tallest buildings serve as symbolic recognition of the impact of domestic violence on thousands of New Yorkers, and is a reminder that our work to support victims and break the cycle of abuse remains critically necessary today.”
All New Yorkers are encouraged to wear purple on Oct. 20 to take part in the ninth annual Shine the Light campaign.
The New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline (1-800-942-6906) offers help and information 24 hours a day, in English, Spanish and other languages, the governor’s office said. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can call 711.