This time last year, Aaron Hernandez was living the good life. He had just signed a lucrative $39.5 million five-year extension with the New England Patriots before training camp. He made $3.1 million during the 2012 football season. He was set to receive a “workout” bonus for $83,000 and a “roster” bonus for $118,000 before the 2013 season.
Last night at the annual Domestic Abuse Resistance Team candlelight vigil, the community gathered to remember 28 residents who lost their lives to violence at the hand of a loved one in the five parishes served by DART. The vigil is held each October as a culmination to Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Community members joined with the families of these individuals to honor their memory and to commit to taking a stance against domestic violence.
When the turkey is put away and Black Friday shopping is finished, the Christmas season will finally be in full swing. And, this year, residents have a number of opportunities to help individuals — both locally and around the world — enjoy a happy holiday season.
From the Toys for Tots program to donating to Christian Community Action and the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Christmas Angel program, residents can help local residents enjoy the holiday season.