Paint the Town Purple!
Every nine seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten. Nearly one in five teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.
Last Friday Siletz “Painted the Town PURPLE!” to support Domestic Violence ACTION Month. The Siletz Tribal CARE Program encouraged residents to wear purple to support the cause. Local businesses displayed purple lights in their windows since early October with “Paint the Town PURPLE!” support signs. Dee-Ne Gifts took it a step further on Friday in encouraging local support by offering a grape Italian Soda special and 50 cents off any drink if customers were wearing purple.
Later that evening, the Siletz Valley high school football team wore purple socks in the game against Lowell. Attendees who wore purple to the game in support of the cause received a drawing entry to win a DVD home entertainment center donated by the Siletz Tribal CARE Program.
The CARE program also was in attendance at the game, displaying its awareness materials; handing out T-shirts, purple beads, purple footballs and purple ducks; and even distributing purple Gatorade to the crowd. At halftime, Mahala Fisher’s name was drawn as the lucky winner of the home entertainment center.
The Siletz Tribal CARE Program is coordinating a Bingo fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. at the Siletz Tribal Community Center. Bingo is open to all ages.
Packages are offered starting with $5 for two cards, $10 for five cards, $15 for eight cards and $20 for 12 cards. Each additional card is $1 after purchasing a package.
All proceeds will benefit victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.
The Siletz Tribal CARE Program provides Native-specific services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking throughout Lincoln County. Program staff can be reached 24/7 at