June 2nd marked National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Thousands of Americans wore orange in honor of those who have been affected by gun violence and to bring attention to the message that there is more we can do to end gun violence.
During tonight’s regular City Council Meeting, Mayor Frank Jager will read a proclamation declaring June 2017 to be “Gun Violence Awareness Month” in Eureka. This proclamation is in honor of those who have been victimized by gun violence and to encourage each Eureka citizen to do their part in reducing gun violence. You can show your support by wearing orange during the month of June.
In conjunction with Gun Violence Awareness Month in Eureka, the Eureka Police Department will be giving out free gun locks and orange ribbon pins. You can pick up your gun lock or awareness ribbon until June 30th by coming to the Eureka Police Department during normal business hours (604 C Street, Eureka, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM). (Limit one ribbon pin per person while supplies last. Offer ends June 30th, 2017.)
For more information, contact Captain Steve Watson at (707) 441-4084. You can also find out more information about the Wear Orange campaign at https://wearorange.org/about/.