UPDATE: WAVI Candlelight Vigil cancelled

UPDATE (10/9) — Due to the impending snow storm on its way with frigid temperatures and wind chills expected this evening, WAVI has opted to cancel the Candlelight Vigil scheduled for tonight.

They will announce if they are able to reschedule again.

RAPID CITY, S.D. -Working Against Violence Inc., also known as WAVI, helps over 3,000 people a year. Many of their clients are either survivors of domestic abuse or sexual assault.

For over a decade WAVI has hosted a first responder appreciation event to thank law enforcement for their partnership and help.

Each year employees at WAVI come together to bake hundreds of cookies, bread, cakes, and muffins to give to first responders.

“We deliver them throughout the community, just showing our appreciation for all of the work that our first responders do with domestic violence survivors,” said Kristina Simmons, the development director.

WAVI also had a table set up in the public safety building.

October is domestic violence awareness month.

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