The BBQ at Athmar Park was a huge success! Over 300 residents joined GRID, DPD and our Safe Haven faith partners to begin the healing process related to a recent double shooting near the park. The participation exceeded expectations and food supplies, however, members from the Safe Haven network showed up with additional provisions to support the continuation of the supportive, community gathering.
Yesterday’s successful event is an excellent example of city officials and the faith-based community coming together to support healing and connectivity in our neighborhoods! Attached are a few pictures that were taken at the BBQ.
The Safe Haven initiative is a direct result of the call to action the Mayor and Executive Director O’Malley made to the faith-based community when they met with them in 2015. After that call was made, faith partners began working with GRID to develop the initiative, and they remain active partners today.
Additionally, GRID will activate a Safe Haven at Athmar Park Church to support community members who may have been directly or indirectly impacted by the incident. Refreshments and child care will be provided.
When: Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21, 3PM to 8PM.
Where: Athmar Park Church, 2707 W. Mississippi Ave
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