The violence that has plagued Chicago (and many other cities in America) hit close to home at City Winery this week. One of our staff members lost his life to gun violence on Tuesday. Laron McCoy will be remembered as a fine young man and a hard worker. We are devastated that his life was taken in such a senseless act. City Winery has set up a fundraising page to help Laron’s family cover his funeral expense. If you are able to help, you can donate here.
Instead of feeling helpless or hopeless, we want to use our pain and frustration to help end the epidemic of gun violence in our city and beyond. We do have the power to change. Please consider supporting an organization that is making real progress in our community, in other cities and around the world. Cure Violence uses proven strategies to interrupt violence before it spreads. Learn more about their work and progress below.
Help us honor Laron’s memory by working to prevent future acts of violence. Let us not resign to thinking that violence is inevitable. We can and must work to make our communities safe for everyone.