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Candlelight Walk Brings Domestic Violence Awareness To Rural North State Area

By KRCR News Channel 7
Published On: Oct 05 2012 03:18:53 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 05 2012 05:38:01 AM CDT
Candlelight Walk Brings Domestic Violence Awareness To Rural North State Area
SHINGLETOWN, Calif. -

 A domestic violence awareness event was held in Shingletown, Thursday night.

The fourth annual Candlelight walk Event, which was put on by the Shasta Women's Refuge, Shingletown's Mountain Area Outreach, and the Domestic Violence Coalition was held just outside the Shingletown Library off Wilson Hill Road.

Dozens gathered to listen to stories from domestic violence survivors before a candlelight walk with glow sticks. All was to honor the men and women who lost their lives to domestic violence.

Jean King, Executive Director of the Shasta Women's Refuge, told KRCR News Channel 7 domestic violence is more common in rural areas so it's important to get the word out. King said, "{There's} more difficulty here...transportation to get someone down the mountain so that's a big issue. There's one Sheriff {deputy} that patrols this area so it could be hours before anyone gets here. So there's a lot of issues they face here that there's no solution for."

Shingletown has 2,283 residents according to the latest census statistics.