Victim Assistance Program’s Annual Angel Tree Ceremony was held on Monday, December 5, 2022 at the Akron Summit-County Public Library Auditorium from 5:30-7:30 PM, as community members, friends, and family members of homicide victims came together to honor the memory of over 1,000 victims lost in Summit County due to violence over the last 25 years.
If someone was unable to attend in person, their loved one’s angel was placed on the trees with care by Victim Assistance Program advocates. The Angel Tree Ceremony was streamed on Victim Assistance Program’s YouTube (youtube.com/victimassistanceprogram) and Facebook (facebook.com/victimassistanceprogram) pages and can be viewed below.
If you would like to submit a photo for the 2023 Angel Tree Ceremony memorial video and Wall of Remembrance you may call Victim Assistance Program at 330.376.7022 ext. 218 or email their photo with their loved one’s information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Angel Trees and the Wall of Remembrance will be displayed at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 South High Street in Akron, throughout the month of December. Family members and friends are encouraged to visit the display to view their loved ones’ angel ornaments and photos.