Families remember loved ones at Angel Tree event
|Photos: Ken Crisafi|
Shown at right bottom are Keara McKay, 5, and her mother, Priscilla Randall, of Akron, who participated and hung an ornament in memory of Randall’s brother, Jim Randall, who was killed in 1996.
Akron Police Chief James Nice was the featured speaker at the event. In addition, members of the city’s Peace Makers youth group were on hand to hang ornaments for victims whose family members could not attend.
Founded in 1972, VAP provides confidential and free services to victims of crime in Summit County. VAP is the only program that is on the scene at homicides, suicides, traffic fatalities and death notifications, according to VAP officials. The organization offers a staffed, 24-hour Crisis Line (330-376-0040) providing crisis counseling, safety planning, referrals to VAP or other organizations, advocacy with the police and other services. For more information, visit www.victimassistanceprogram.org.
— By Kathleen Folkerth
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