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News Release

"M" on Box Springs Mountain Will Be Illuminated with Blue Lights in Recognition of National Foster Care Month

For immediate release: May 20, 2018

The Moreno Valley "M" lit

The "M" on Box Springs Mountain will be illuminated with blue lights from dusk until midnight tonight in recognition of National Foster Care Month.

Each May, National Foster Care Month brings awareness to the more than 400,000 American children in foster care and encourages more people to get involved in the lives of these children as foster parents, volunteers, mentors and many other ways.

"Every child deserves to grow up in a loving environment and thrive," said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. "National Foster Care Month pays tribute to the good work being done to provide for foster children, and reminds us of the hundreds of thousands of children who remain in the foster care system who need our love and support."

City Hall's LED lighting system on Box Springs Mountain for the 'M' is designed to enhance local events and provide a source of civic unity and pride. The default color will be white.

Lighting the ‘M’ promotes the City, its civic institutions, state and federal holidays, and other public events of community significance and times of celebration. The City may accept community requests for special lighting to recognize a specific cause or to commemorate or enhance a specific event. Non-profit and charitable organizations can request that the 'M' be illuminated in specific colors to elevate awareness of their cause. 

Priority in choosing colors for the lights will be given to promoting events that celebrate the City, its civic institutions, City-recognized holidays, public events and festivals. Requests to change the color or pattern of the 'M’s' decorative lights will be accommodated as dates are available. The City reserves the right to deny or modify requests.

For more information, to see the lighting schedule or to submit a request please visit the City's website.

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Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.


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