NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida community took a stand during a food distribution event and anti-gun violence rally in Northwest Miami-Dade.
Saturday’s event took place took place at the corner of Northwest 64th Street and 22nd Avenue.
The event, led by a community pastor and several youth activists, follows a recent spike in drive-by shootings and gun violence.
“It’s not just groceries. We’re handing them hope for a better future. We’re here right now, we’re standing right here, ’cause we are tired of seeing this,” said youth activist Vanessa Blase. “Like he said, [it happens] every other hour. Do you fathom how much death that is in a year? How much death that takes place?”
Community members of all ages joined the cause.
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