August 4th was National Night Out in Dothan for all the Wiregrass area to enjoy. There were many booths and give always, as well, as S.W.A.T. and K-9 demonstrations. There was something for everyone to see and participate in. The afternoon shower cooled things off to make it a more enjoyable event as participants ventured outside to see the fire trucks and such. Captain Jay, once again, did an outstanding job bringing it all together.
Wiregrass Angel House dedicated their new garden on May 17, 2012 to their late counselor, Joyce Nottingham Miller. Joyce was a long time victim's advocate and friend to those families who had suffered the loss of a loved one. This was a project that Joyce had long to build for families in the Wiregrass area. She always felt victims were always forgotten and she wanted to make a place that was tranquil and peaceful they could be proud of.
The garden was built for families of homicide victims to come and "Remember, Reflect, and Rebuild". As the stone at the top of the waterfall so eloquently states. The gate to the garden is open 24 hours a day for families to enjoy at their leisure. The watefall and swings are just the first phase of the garden. We are currently raising funds for an arbor and memory bricks for loved ones names to be inscribed on.
Please take a moment and see...
The Annual Memorial Service for the victims of Samson will be held at Samson Baptist Church, 8 West Main St., Samson, AL 36477.
Saturday, March 10th - Beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Mr. Charles Myers will be the featured speaker. A dinner by the Samson High School Seniors will be served afterward in the fellowship hall.
For more information please contact Shelly Linderman at 334-702-7010.
Law Enforcement, District Judges, District Attorney’s Office, Victim Service Officers, Victim Advocates, and other interested parties will be present.
Sunday, September 25, 2011, is the National Day of Remembrance (DOR) for Murder Victims - a day to honor and memorialize the lives of our loved ones taken by murder/homicide.
The National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims pays tribute to the thousands of Americans slain each year through acts of violence and the millions affected by their deaths. Since the year 2000, more than 125,000 Americans have been murdered, leaving behind an untold number of families, neighbors, and communities to cope with their losses.
No matter how much time goes by after a murder, when we pause as individuals and, indeed, as a nation to remember—we remind all those who are left behind that we have not forgotten your loved one.
As we approach the time to remember, reflect, and rebuild our lives. Let us remember our loved one as they were. If you haven’t been affected by a loved one lost to a homicide, take a moment and watch the memorial of our victims and say a prayer for their families.
Our 4th Annual Golf Tournament was held April 7, 2011 at the Highland Oaks golf course. It was a gorgeous day, with 92 golfers in attendance. Lunch was served at 11 and the shot gun start began at noon.
The players started returning around 4:15 and the winners were announced around 5:30. We would like to send a special thank you to all of the wonderful sponsors of our golf tournament. Without you it would not have been such a success.
A great big thank you to Gary Maxwell, Retired Chief Assistant District Attorney, for all of his hard work putting this tournament together and all that it entails! We also thank the DA’s office and their staff for their collection of sponsorships in the amount of $26,650. Angel House received donations of $11,200, bringing our grand total to $37,850.00.