MESSAGE OF PEACE CONTINUESProgram Exceeds Expectations, Unites Community in Gun Violence Reduction Efforts
Friday, July 14th marks the final day of the 2006 Boston Gun Buyback “Aim For Peace”. As of today, the program has netted over 700 firearms. With one final day remaining, individuals seeking to participate are urged to do so before 7:00pm on Friday.
The hotline, 1-888-GUNTIPS, will remain active for the next several weeks for community members who wish to provide information related to criminal activity or can provide information leading to the whereabouts of a “community” firearm.
For a complete list of official drop-off sites as well as turn-in protocol, please visit www.cityofboston.gov/AimForPeace.
As the program comes to a close, program coordinators would like to issue a heartfelt “thank you” to all those who contributed to the program’s success:
Community partners include:
Target Corporation, Project RIGHT Inc., Boston Ten Point Coalition, Hyde Square Task Force, Katherine Mainzer-Bella Luna Restaurant, Lewis S. Dabney-Million Mom March, Bowdoin Street Health Center, Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation, Boston Center for Youth and Families, Dorchester Youth Collaborative, St. Catherine Rectory, Charlie Rose-City Year, Urban Youth in Leadership Program, Urban Edge, Hope Church, Ella J. Baker House, Mass Communities Action Network, Roxbury Multi-Service Center, Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation, WinnResidential, Grove Hall Youth Workers Alliance, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Black Ministers Alliance, United Church of Christ, Church of Scientology, Sandler Lacoste-Boogs Wear, Inc, Boston Housing Authority, City Links, Youth in Crisis Ministry, Inc, Streetworker Program, WFXT Fox 25, the Boston Herald, Community Newspaper Company, WILD 1090 AM, the Bulletin Newspapers, ClearChannel, the MBTA, the Dorchester Reporter, the Mattapan Reporter, the Charlestown Bridge, City of Boston Credit Union, Wall USA, Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, Boston Red Sox Foundation and so many other generous individuals…