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I have noticed a few people are using blue light bulbs for the front porch and/or walk way. The light is not very bright and does not cast what I would call sufficient lighting. On some streets half the illuminated evening porch lights are blue.
Why might people choose a blue light, to light outdoor areas in the evening?
“The porch lights started about two years ago when police were being attacked for doing their jobs, protecting others, society and themselves,” said Barry Westmoreland, president of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Fraternal Order of Police lodge. “A similar campaign was also started with green bulbs in porch lights in honor of our military serving overseas.”
It was more difficult to see my veins through my skin, but there was normal-coloured lighting in the street outside, and one would assume that the users would thus just go outside instead, though the risk of detection is greater. (An additional result of the blue lighting is that, on going outside after spending more than a few seconds in the toilets, the daytime world appears much brighter and more optimistic, even on an overcast day: could retail designers or others make use of this effect? Do they already?) – A vein attempt?
A blue light signifies that this house is a temporary safe space, open to anyone that feels in danger or threatened. Knock on the door and the residents will provide support until you feel safer or can make other arrangements. If no one is home, you are welcome to sit on the porch for a short time until you feel safe to continue on your way.
Wells Fargo has information on the settlement and changes to its banking practices at www.wellsfargo.com/commitment.
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Or you could be like me. I use a blue light on my porch simply because I do not want a lot of white light coming in through the window!
“The blue lights, on a porch all year or in a window at Christmas, lets them know they are not forgotten, they are supported, they are appreciated and they are, now more than ever, needed,” Westmoreland said.
Another variation is that in some communities, a blue light is put up representing living police officers and a white light representing ones who have died in service. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, white bulbs were also used to represent victims of that attack.
As Timmy Jim points out in his comment people use blue lights to show support to fallen police in the line of duty.
The notion of a blue porch light to show support for the police is different from Project Blue Light, the Christmastime tradition of putting a blue bulb in an electric candle in the front window in honor of officers who have died or been injured in the line of duty.
As we wrote several months ago on this issue, the steps people need to take if they think they have been affected include examining their account statements to identify unauthorized transactions or withdrawals; look at your credit report; and look for confirmation emails and letters, which Wells Fargo says it will use going forward any time a checking or savings account is opened in a person’s name.
Though it is often done during the holidays, you are not alone in choosing to have the light out year-round. The light honors all law enforcement workers, not just the police.
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“Every time officers leave their homes to go to work, they know they may not return,” said Barry Westmoreland, president of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Fraternal Order of Police. “And much of the time they do not receive any recognition, cooperation or evidence of gratitude for their services or from those they have protected.
Answer: Your first step should be to contact the bank directly. If you are not satisfied with their response, you can contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at (855) 411-2372 or consumerfinance.gov/complaint.
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Q: A recent article in the paper said the deadline for filing a claim to ZeekRewards will cut off on Dec. 31, 2016. I filed a claim earlier and never received any confirmation. I have gone to zeekrewardsreceivership.com and was told the cutoff date was in 2013. I would like to file a claim and would like to find out how this may be done.
According to the “Officer Down Memorial Page,” which keeps statistics on law enforcement deaths, 113 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty so far this year in the United States. That includes five in North Carolina.
“At my home, blue lights burn on the porch and in the window all the time. The FOP invites everyone to share in this support.”
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Project Blue Light participation simply involves the placing a single Christmas candle in your front window, with the candle to be lit by a single blue bulb, or using a blue light bulb on your front porch light.
Answer: “The new roadway lighting along U.S. 52 is being installed as part of the Salem Creek Connector project, which is in the final stages of construction,” said Pat Ivey with the state Department of Transportation. “The contractor plans to have all the roadway lighting operational the week after Thanksgiving, weather permitting.”
Most people put one blue light in a window for Project Blue Light, while others put up a display of blue lights. Some also include a red light to honor firefighters.
Project Blue Light, a tradition of placing a blue bulb in a holiday display in a window to show support for law enforcement officers, began in 1988 in Philadelphia.
Q: When is it appropriate to put out our blue porch lights in appreciation of our local law enforcement?
Answer: It may be too late unless you can prove that you filed the earlier claim. “We don’t have a record of this person filing a claim by the court ordered deadline of Sept. 5, 2013, so there is no opportunity to do so now,” said a spokesman at the receivership when we forwarded him your question. “The deadline of Dec. 31, 2016 applies only to those claimants who have a recognized claim but who have not yet electronically signed the court ordered release and OFAC certification.”
M.M. wrote in looking for mincemeat pies, fresh or frozen, which she said she has not been able to find in any Winston-Salem grocery stores in the past two years. If you have any local recommendations, let us know at [email protected]
Answer: With people beginning to put up their Christmas decorations, it’s a good time for the reminder.
The project is an attempt to provide safety in our community outside of institutional solutions such as police. – Blue Light Safety Project
Blue light deter druggies from injecting themselves because they cannot see their veins so easily. Junkies keep away!
Q: Will you please print the significance of the displaying ‘one single blue light’ in windows, especially with the holidays approaching? I personally display the blue light year-round, to express my appreciation.
The original “Project Blue Light” was intended for the holiday season, when people would have electric candles in their windows. There is no such time element for this newer expression of support, which we have also seen referred to as “Project Blue Light.”
Burke said his customers began asking for blue lights Wednesday. Since then, he estimates, his Home Depot store has sold between 50 and 60 blue lights. Normally, the store sells one to five a week. Usually, he said, residents want blue lights for parties or the Fourth of July holiday. – Area residents flipping switches to blue porch lights to back police
Blue lighting is sometimes used in public toilets (restrooms) to make it more difficult for drug users to inject themselves (veins are harder to see).
Blue is also the color used for autism awareness. Typically April is autism awareness month.
Q: When will the lights be turned on at the arches along the new strip of U.S. 52 near Winston-Salem State University? The lights are already in place and it would really help for night time driving.
“The message shared from the radiance of these Blue Lights is thank you. Thank you in honor of the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, thank you for those who have served and were physically and emotionally injured from their duties and exposures, and thank you to those who, despite the dangers, continue to serve.”
Q: We have supporting documents leading us to believe we are victims of the Wells Fargo Bank false accounts scandal, due to a loan we never applied for. Who do we contact concerning this matter?