Suffolk County To Announce Participation in NY State’s “Gun Violence Awareness Month”
From the Office of County Executive Bellone:
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will be joined by community leaders and members of the Suffolk County Police Department to declare June “Gun Violence Awareness Month” in Suffolk County. This declaration is part of a joint effort involving New York communities statewide to promote annual month-long awareness, discussions and activities to reduce gun violence.
As this is the first initiative of its kind in the nation, communities throughout New York State will be holding simultaneous press events declaring “Gun Violence Awareness Month” at 2 p.m. on Monday, including an event held in the Capitol by NYS Assembly member Karim Camara and NYS Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, who will be introducing a state resolution.
In attendance is expected to be Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, members of the SCPD, Lenny Tucker – Brentwood Association Of Concerned Citizens, Rev. Beresford Adams – Faith Baptist Church of Coram, Bishop Harrison Hale – Cornerstone C.O.G.I.C.
They will be declaring June “Gun Violence Awareness Month” and they will outline a countywide, community-based approach to promote awareness of gun violence and how to reduce it.
The press conference will take place on MONDAY, April 15, 2:00 PM at Martha Avenue Park, Martha Avenue in Bellport (map)