Lubbock residents honored children impacted by child abuse - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/30/09

Lubbock residents honored children impacted by child abuse

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) Lubbock residents honored children impacted by child abuse and neglect in a unique way Thursday.

Shawn Vandygriff with the South Plains Child Abuse Coalition said 1,540 balloons were released for the confirmed victims of abuse or neglect in Lubbock County. Once those balloons were released, there were four special balloons that honored the victims of abuse or neglect in 2008 in Lubbock County who actually lost their lives.

The Lift-A-Life Balloon Release was at Kastman Park. Last year more than 1,500 children were abused or neglected in Lubbock County.

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