LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Harold's House is hoping a visual display will lead to more awareness against child abuse.
The non-profit along with Leadership Lufkin put out over 1,100 pinwheels in memory of those affected by child abuse. The pinwheel is the symbol used by child advocates for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The volunteers put out 391 red pinwheels that represent each child that the group saw in 2014. The 839 blue pinwheels represent the parents and siblings of the victims served at the center.
Ashley Cook said the numbers were larger in 2014 compared to 2013, but that does not necessarily mean there was more abuse.
"People are becoming less and less afraid to talk about it as we begin to work to promote prevention and as we begin to remove the shame," Cook said.
The display will be up for the remainder of the month.