The response to Options purple light night campaign has been so strong the organization is out of bulbs.
Options Domestic and Sexual Violence Services is selling purple light bulbs to light up the night for domestic violence during the month of October.
Residents in the Hays and the Options service area are encouraged to buy the light bulbs, hang them in their store windows and use them in their home outdoor light fixtures.
You may still purchase your bulbs at Fantasy Graphics and Hays Academy of Hair Design. However, Options will not be holding its bulb sales this weekend at Big Creek Crossing. Options hopes to resume sales the weekend of Sept. 23.
Options provides personal, medical, court, law enforcement, youth/child and parent/child advocacy, as well as crisis intervention, a safe shelter, counseling, support groups, community education and a 24-hour Helpline.
Nationally, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness. From 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5, Options will host its second-annual Purple Light Night in Massey Park. The free event will serve as a family activity night as well as an attempt to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.
Organizations or individuals who would like to help sponsor the event should contact Ashley Hecker at Options at (785) 625-4202.
Options’ 24-hour hotline is (800) 794-4624. No appointment is needed to seek Options’ services.