Above: Jonathan with his drum group, Five Feathers, performing after the ceremony.
On Wednesday evening, April 22, 2015, AVR hosted its annual Candlelight Vigil & Awards Ceremony and wow what a success it was! This year, we had 28-year-old Jonathan Lowery share his story 'Victim as a Native American Youth', after his father and uncle were murdered in 1993. Thank you, Jonathan, for your bravery in sharing your story with the community. AVR would like to thank everyone for their support and assistance in putting this event together. It is remarkable to be able to bring recognition to the individuals who assist crime victims and also facilitate healing for those that have been affected. THANK YOU ALL!
UPCOMING EVENT: The Holly Quick Memorial event will be held on June 17, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the Holly Quick Memorial Garden at the Sparks Marina. The garden was constructed in 2009 and is a place for peace and remembrance for those who have been affected by violent crime.
If you'd like to learn learning more about how you can get a plaque for your family member (to be placed at this garden), please click on the CONTACT tab above.
Right: The Holly Quick Memorial Garden.
We are so excited to be launching our new website and look forward to connecting with YOU! Here's what you can expect from future AVR blogs:
An alliance is defined as an agreement between two or more parties, made in order to advance common goals and to secure common interests. Here at AVR, we are passionate about bringing together several voices from our community and strengthening the bond between victim and advocate.
AVR is currently comprised of dedicated individuals from the following organizations:
If you are interested in joining our mission, please contact us. Stay tuned and thank you for stopping by!