TAMPA, FL– Every 17 seconds a child is killed by gun violence in our country. About 96 Americans, seven of which are children, are killed each day by gun violence. It’s important to note that poverty and hunger can be contributing factors.
To raise awareness of gun violence and help families in need, the Tampa chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is holding a Wear Orange family-friendly community bbq, in partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay to address food insecurity.
WHAT: Free Wear Orange Community BBQ, hosted by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Feeding Tampa Bay
WHEN: Saturday, June 8 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Fair Oaks Community Center, 5019 N. 34th St., in the Jackson Heights area
DETAILS: Music, food, fellowship and children’s activities. Families in need will be provided with take-home groceries and guests will decorate hearts for a memory wall honoring those who have died from gun violence.
Attendees are encouraged to bring gently used sports equipment, to be donated to local middle and high schools’ sports departments.
RSVPs are encouraged but not required. To RSVP and for more information about the event, go to: http://bit.ly/WOtampa, or text ORANGE to 644-33.
About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors.