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Four structures to go blue Tuesday to raise foster care awareness

Lights on four iconic structures in Buffalo will go blue at dusk on Tuesday to help raise awareness about the importance of foster care.

“In Erie County alone, there are over 900 children age birth to 21 who are part of our foster care system,” said Carolyne DeFranco, president and CEO of Gateway Longview, who is also a foster and adoptive mother. “As our city lights up blue, we hope people will be reminded of the needs foster children have – needs to feel loved, safe, valued and capable of great achievements."

To kick off National Foster Care Awareness Month, the Peace Bridge, City Hall, Electric Tower, and Larkin Building will turn blue along with other structures across the nation.

Gateway Longview's Foster Care and Adoption Services will host a small community event that will feature welfare advocates and foster care families. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Broderick Park, 1170 Niagara St.

See a list of foster care agencies for Erie County and other parts of New York State at  affcny.org/fostercare.

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