Planting pinwheels to remember
Annually 1,520 children die because of child abuse or neglect in one year, according to the federal government.
Sunday, the life crisis center sponsored an event to kick off Child Abuse Awareness Month. People showed up to plant a pinwheel to remember the local children that were, and are victims of child abuse. The pinwheels, located outside of the Salisbury Moose Lodge, will remain on site until April 30th. Officials hope the pinwheels will help raise awareness for just many children are abused.
“I think it’s community’s responsibility to see that children become safe again and this program is a way for us to let the community know that is is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe,” said Michele Hughes, executive director of life crisis center.
Hughes adds that events will be going on all month.