OSWEGO TOWN, NY- Services to Aid Families, a program of Oswego County Opportunities, will be holding a tree planting in the Town of Oswego in honor of crime victims.
Over the past nine years SAF has held an annual tree planting for victims of crime in recognition of National Crime Victims Week.
The goal for SAF is to plant a tree in every city, village and town throughout Oswego County.
The tree is meant to be a living symbol of hope and support to the many victims of crime and their families within the county.
This year the tree planting will be held on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oswego Town Hall.
The event is open to all Oswego County residents to come and show their support for victims of crime and their families.
SAF would like to extend a special thanks to Ontario Orchards for the generous donation of this yearâ€™s tree as well as the members of the Oswego Town board for their support.
SAF is the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center for Oswego County and is currently a county representative for the NYS Crime Victims Board.
The Crime Victims Board provides compensation for eligible, innocent victims of crime due to medical bills, lost wages or funeral expenses.
SAF can provide support and assistance to individuals interested in filing for CVB compensation or in some cases within the legal system, as part of the Victim Support Project.
If you or someone you know is a victim of crime and is interested in more information regarding CVB compensation, contact SAF at (315) 342-1544, during regular business hours, Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
For assistance through the Victim Support Project or for crisis services contact the Abuse & Assault Hotline, available 24/7, at (315) 342-1600, collect calls accepted from within Oswego County.
OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966 and touches the lives of more than 20,000 people annually.
It is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member agency and offers a variety of services, including â€“ Senior Services, Transportation, Mental Hygiene, Health, Youth, Services to Aid Families, and Childrenâ€™s.
For more information, visit www.oco.org