Purple Flamingos Raise Awareness Of Elder Abuse
If you're driving through Ada County and see a flock of purple flamingos, you may think they are just colorful lawn décor. However, they are actually part of a fundraiser for the FACES Victim Advocacy Center.
30 homes and businesses around the county will be "flocked" with plastic flamingos in order to raise awareness of elder abuse.
Organizers say they hope to promote a better understanding of how this issue effects the community. Jean Fisher, FACES COO and deputy prosecutor for Ada County said,
"As our population ages, reports of elder abuse are steadily rising. Our most common form is financial exploitation, but right behind that is physical abuse and neglect. And unfortunately, so much of the abuse is committed by family members that it's a very, very difficult sort of abuse to prove in court."
The purple flamingos will begin appearing in yards on Monday. With a $50 donation, you can "flock" your own yard, or you can choose to decorate the yard of an unsuspecting friend.