Women Against Gun Violence
February 16, 2011
For 16 years the organization has focused on two programs: the first to locate survivors of gun violence (those who have lost a family member or themselves been injured by gunfire) and help them turn their grief into action by becoming advocates for sensible gun laws;, and by participating in the second program, speaking to young people about the dangers of guns and the impact on families as well as to parents about gun safety and the dangers of guns in the home.
I have worked with the survivors, many of whom now serve on the Board of WAGV, and who talk of how WAGV saved their lives and sanity by giving them purpose in life.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I meet with the survivors and hear their gratitude. I seen the young people respond to the message and change their attitudes,
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Provide it with more than a staff of two so that they could expand their work
Volunteer & I serve on the Board proudly.