Safe & Sound Hillsborough is excited to participate in the Paint for Peace Event, a community anti-violence movement being hosted by the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa. The event is on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 9AM-4PM at Al Barnes Park, located at 2902 N. 32nd Street, Tampa, Florida 33605.
Families of gun violence victims encouraged to remember their loved ones during special community event
CDC of Tampa will host “Paint for Peace – a Community Anti-Violence Movement” at “Al” Barnes, Jr. Park
Tampa, Fla.- In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and His tremendous accomplishments during the civil rights movement , CDC of Tampa, Inc. (Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa) will host a “Paint for Peace – a Community Anti-Violence Movement” on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9am-4pm at Al Barnes Park, 2902 N. 32nd St. Tampa, Florida 33605.
“We are excited to see how everyone expresses their thoughts on anti-violence in the community and appreciation of great efforts made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on non violence. We want the community to know that we never will forget the names of your loved ones,” said Ernest M. Coney Jr., President /CEO of CDC of Tampa, Inc. Families can paint their loved one’s name and any statements of anti-violence on tree stumps around the park. Butterflies will be released as names are called out so that they will never be forgotten.
CDC of Tampa, Inc. is hosting this event in partnership with Hillsborough County Safe and Sound. Five years ago, CDC of Tampa lost John Singletary, one of its students in its Youth Leadership Program and a junior at Tampa Bay Tech to a drive-by shooting. Three years ago at Al Barnes Park, two young people were shot. Over the years, we have experience gun violence in our community.
CDC of Tampa is asking those in the community who have lost love ones due to violence to come out and bring pictures. We want you to paint the names of your loved ones. Paint for Peace will culminate with volunteers and families providing brief presentations on their artistic rendition of anti-violence and how we can promote public safety in the community. Free food will be provided.
The Martin Luther King Day of Service, A Day On, Not a Day Off was created to pay respect to the Civil Rights Leader and challenge Americans to take civil action and participate in Volunteer services that bridge barriers, create solutions and move the nation closer to Dr. King’s vision.
If you are interested in attending or volunteering, please RSVP to Admin@CDCofTampa.org or contact (813) 231-4362 Extension 315.