This Wednesday you're invited to stand with families, neighbors and friends whose lives have been forever changed as the result of a crime.

On Wednesday evening, April 11th, from 6 pm - 8 pm, a Candle Light Vigil will be held at Springwood Park in Asbury Park (corner of Atkins & Springwood Avenues) honoring victims and survivors of crimes.

This is National Crime Victims Rights Week, and Mercy Center in Asbury Park is one of the organizations that wants you to know there is help out there for you if you have suffered from a crime.

Mercy Center is collaborating with the City of Asbury Park, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and other organizations to bring this event to the community and show victims that they are not alone.

Mercy Center says that every year, millions of people are affected by crime, and many will need ongoing care and resources. So they are holding the Candle Light Vigil to raise awareness about victims' rights and services.

The Asbury Park community is resolving to reach out, listen, and support victims as they recover from a crime, while making services more accessible for victims and expanding the circle to reach all victims.

Information will be available at this candle light vigil on resources for victims of crime, as well as t-shirts and glow sticks for the kids. Those on hand will include Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutors, Major Crimes Bureau Victims' Rights Advocates, the Asbury Park Chaplaincy Team, Amanda's Easel '180 Turning Lives Around', Community Prayer and Choir from Shiloh Community Fellowship Ministries, and more.

Mercy Center in Asbury Park provides hope, help and healing to those in need. For details on how they can help someone you know in need, CLICK HERE.

If you need more info about this candle light vigil, email or call 732-774-9397.

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