In October, half of the Sunday loose offering will be donated to programs against domestic violence. This month the offering goes to Forbes House in Lake County and our Silent Witness Program. Forbes House provides emergency shelter and resources to survivors of domestic violence. The Silent Witness Program, started in Minnesota, was taken up here in 1995 by East Shore members, partnering with Forbes House. We created 10 figures representing people who died in Lake County as a result of domestic violence. Now there are 22 of the free-standing, life-sized red wooden figures on East Shore’s front lawn which remind passersby on Route 306 of their stories during October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.