LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The lights around the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign will glow purple during October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Clark County commissioners and representatives from SafeNest came together on Monday to turn the lights on.  

“We must come together to raise awareness of domestic violence," Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick said. "To stand against this crime and let the victims know that help is here for them."

October was first declared National Domestic Violence Awareness month in 1989.

“Sadly, domestic violence has been on the rise since the onset of this pandemic, and that makes organizations like SafeNest even more important for our community,” Commissioner Justin Jones said.

If you are a victim of domestic violence or if you suspect someone close to you is a victim, you can call the SafeNest hotline at 702-646-4981. You can also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

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