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Friday is National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Posted at 6:32 AM, Jun 07, 2019

STUART, Fla. — Friday is recognized as National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and local groups are holding events to support this issue.

Local moms are partnering with the “Wear Orange Campaign” to encourage people to wear orange in honor of gun violence victims.

The group called Moms Demand Action Treasure Coast South wants you to join them and wear something orange to help them be seen and heard.

On Saturday, they will be planting a tree at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart in support of the wear orange movement.

New York gun violence advocate Erica Ford spearheaded orange as the color of peace through her work with the organization. The color orange also honors hundreds of victims of gun violence every day.

Organizers with Moms Demand Action Treasure Coast South say the tree they are planting is a symbol of life and hope and they hope to spread awareness of gun violence prevention and remind people who visit this park that the group is fighting to reduce gun violence in our community.

The event starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Also this weekend, the South Palm Beach County Moms Demand Action will be volunteering at the Community Garden in downtown Boca Raton to plant orange flowers in honor of the victims of gun violence.

They are also asking volunteers to join them and bring canned food to be donated to Boca Helping Hands.

The event starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Junior League Community Garden of Boca Raton.