DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — On Thursday night, Dothan’s House of Ruth hosted the “Abuse Hides in the Dark, Let’s Turn on the Light” candlelight vigil event in Pioneer Park to remember and honor domestic violence victims.

There were a lot of people in attendance.

Some victims, some family members of victims, but all with a big heart and for a common cause: raising awareness for domestic abuse victims.

Events like this make sure everyone’s voice is heard and no one is forgotten.

The theme for this year’s vigil ‘Abuse hides in the dark, let’s turn on the light.”

This is an everyday issue and we must do our part in helping and showing support for those affected.

“We just embrace any future support, thank people for all they have already done,” Executive Director of the House of Ruth, Angela Underwood said. “And supporting this cause and the victims of the House of Ruth. What they are doing right now and what they continue to do it is really appreciated.”

Even though this was just a one-day event, spreading awareness for domestic violence is something that should happen every day.