Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Anti-Gun Violence Group Receives $350,000 Grant

Cease Fire PA, the largest non-profit anti-handgun violence group in Pennsylvania, received a $350,000 grant today from The Joyce foundation of Chicago. The money will go towards handgun violence education and advocacy throughout Pennsylvania communities. Executive Director of Cease Fire PA Joe Grace says the grant reflects the growing acknowledgement of the gun violence problem in Pennsylvania. He says that the problem is not just a Philadelphia problem, but a state-wide problem and even a national problem. 30,000 people are killed each year across the country by gun violence.

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