SALISBURY, Md. - Monday night Salisbury Mayor Jake Day proclaimed the month of April Child Abuse Awareness month. The goal is to help bring awareness to the harsh reality of a topic people may not want to talk about or acknowledge.
Mayor Day tells 47 ABC that this proclamation is geared towards bringing forth a real issue to our community and to help bring awareness, an organization called Pinwheels for Protection will be planting pinwheels in different places across the city, as well as an upcoming 5k run.
Mayor Day says unfortunately child abuse is occurring locally.
"In Wicomico County we had 500 incidents of child abuse investigated last year. It's really just staggering, unbelievable to think about that that many children are potentially put through a situation of neglect or maltreatment or abuse and it's something we've got to bring attention to."
The pinwheel plantings in Wicomico County will be at the Moose Lodge on Beaglin Park Drive and next Monday in downtown Salisbury.
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