October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
In order to keep our creeks safe from pollutants and our storm drains flowing, the City has established a program called the Storm Drain Inlet Marker Program which requires that all storm drain inlets contain a marker that noƟfies residents that the marked storm drain flows to the creek. This is important informaƟon because it is intended to stop illicit discharge or dumping of pollutants such as paints, varnishes, solvents, oil and other automoƟve fluids, non‐hazardous liquid/solid wastes, yard wastes and grass clippings, garbage, pesƟcides, herbicides, ferƟlizers, any other hazardous substances, sewage, animal wastes, construcƟon materials and noxious or offensive maƩer of any kind, into a marked storm drain inlet that flows to the creek. City representaƟves mark storm drain inlets that flow to the creeks and are placing door hangers, like the one pictured below, on homes in the area to educate the public on the consequences of this form of illegal dumping. Help Us Keep Storm Drains Flowing And Creeks Unpolluted
October is designated as DomesƟc Violence Awareness month. The DeSoto DomesƟc Violence Advisory Commission along with DeSoto Police Department’s VicƟm Assistance Coordinator have planned the following series of acƟviƟes during the month of October for survivors, family members, advocates, resource network providers and the community. Saturday, Oct. 14 2 to 5 pm Chasing the Sky Symposium at Church of the Disciple United Methodist Church 220 S. Cockrell Hill Rd. Chasing the Sky is a FREE public awareness event open to adults, teens and senior ciƟzens featuring panel discussions, speakers, vendors, and informaƟon from community resource providers. Wednesday, Oct. 19 5:30 to 6:30 pm A Survivor’s Story Candlelight Vigil – at DeSoto Police Department 714 E. Beltline Rd. DomesƟc and family violence is an everyday occurrence throughout Dallas County and hits close to home here in DeSoto. We invite survivors, family members, community resource providers and the general public to join us in recognizing and
informaƟon please call 469.658.3012.
DomesƟc Violence Skits will be performed by DeSoto High School’s Drama students every Sunday in October at various churches throughout the community. For more informaƟon please contact Denise ValenƟne at 972.979.3595. A mobile Purple Pinwheel trailer will be seen throughout the City with pinwheels indicaƟng the number of vicƟms and survivors that have been affected by DomesƟc/Family Violence in our community. It will move to various locaƟons around DeSoto throughout the enƟre month of October. Look for billboards and banners that will be placed throughout the City DomesƟc Violence is not isolated to households and families. It affects us all. Help us raise awareness, speak out for vicƟms and support zero tolerance for those that abuse by taking part in these acƟviƟes. For more informaƟon, please call 469.658.3012. promoƟng DomesƟc Violence awareness and recogniƟon.
championing survivors, and praying for the eradicaƟon of this violence that impacts us as a community. For more
The DeSoto Texas Historical FoundaƟon and the Vet Fest commiƩee are working together to honor our local veterans. They are collecƟng military memorabilia,
arƟfacts and items of interest that can be displayed in a military museum at Nance Farm during the month of November as a part of our Vet Fest Veteran’s AppreciaƟon Event. If you have items you would like to share with our community, please call 972.230.9648.
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