ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque hosted its “Angel Tree” lighting Thursday evening. The Angel Tree is put on by the non-profit Guardians of the Children and aims to remember the young lives lost to violence and abuse in New Mexico.

The 7th Annual Angel Tree lighting happened at Civic Plaza Thursday. Ornaments with a child’s name and story are put on the tree.

Albuquerque City Council Member Louie Sanchez spoke to remind people that Guardians of the Children want to help any child facing abuse.

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“You just have to make a phone call to Guardians of the Children, and they will drop whatever they are doing and come help and sit there and make sure that that child is safe and that child is taken care of,” he said.