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Vigil for 63 domestic violence victims

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As a way to remind folks that these aren't just statistics, they lit candles and placed shoes around the fountain to represent each victim. As a way to remind folks that these aren't just statistics, they lit candles and placed shoes around the fountain to represent each victim.
During the ceremony, Safe Shelter representatives read all of those names which included children and one victim from Savannah. During the ceremony, Safe Shelter representatives read all of those names which included children and one victim from Savannah.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Shoes and candles surrounded the fountain at Forsyth Park Friday night. The annual candlelight vigil was held for victims of domestic violence.  

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Safe Shelter of Savannah celebrated the lives of everyone that died from abuse.

Executive Director Cheryl Branch says 63 people across Georgia died this year from domestic violence.

During the ceremony, Safe Shelter representatives read all of those names which included children and one victim from Savannah.

As a way to remind folks that these aren't just statistics, they lit candles and placed shoes around the fountain to represent each victim.

"These were people. They were mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, babies and grandmothers," said Branch. "I want people to realize that 63 people are way too many and to get that awareness out that there is something you can do."

If you are a victim or know anyone that's a victim, please contact the Safe Shelter at (912) 629-8888.

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