Volunteer to curb gun violence 

Published: 04-30-2023 12:59 PM

April was National Volunteer Month, a time to recognize the approximately 25% of Americans who perform some type of formal volunteer work in our country. In the U.S., many volunteers support the causes of hunger and homelessness, however volunteer opportunities are available in many different areas.

Being a volunteer is known to be beneficial to one's self-esteem and satisfaction, providing a natural sense of accomplishment. If you have thought about becoming a volunteer, and are tired of gun violence tearing our communities apart and repeated mass shootings of innocent people all over the country, consider joining Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. We are a grassroots movement, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, that advocates for gun safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Mom's Demand Action is the largest gun violence prevention group in the country. We were founded by Shannon Watts in the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting in 2012.

If you would like more information or are ready to commit to making our communities safer, visit momsdemandaction.org or text READY to 644-33. If you live in Massachusetts, there is a group near you.

Deborah Queiros

Belchertown

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