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Project DOVE car show proves to be a big hit

ONTARIO – Project DOVE in Ontario kicked off a new program to help victims of domestic violence with a car show Saturday, May 22.

The Purple Ribbon Partner Project is a new initiative to offer a temporary safe place for those in a domestic violence crisis.

The program works like this: A local business will display a purple ribbon sticker in their window or a place easily visible. Someone fleeing a domestic violence situation can walk into the business with a purple ribbon on display and ask for help.

The business owner will then help the victim into a room or other place away from the public and then call Project DOVE.

The event Saturday included booths with information on domestic violence. Project DOVE executive director Terry Basford, along with Dave Goldthorpe, Malheur County District attorney, also attended.

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