On June 1-4, join the Wear Orange movement to honor all victims of gun violence and call for action to save lives.
Why orange? On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s childhood friends decided to commemorate her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others.
- Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2 – Wear orange to volunteer with Nourishing Bethesda! The packing team will add firearm safe storage to bags of non-perishable food items. Sign up here to help hungry families while raising awareness of gun violence.
- Saturday, June 3 at 10 – Wear orange with MoCo Moms in Gaithersburg for a community meeting and park cleanup.
- Sunday, June 4 – Wear orange to worship at St. John’s at 8, 10:30 or 5 pm. Don’t have anything orange or don’t like the color? No problem! Volunteers will offer you an orange ribbon when you arrive. Orange ribbons especially honor 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed in the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas high school shooting. Click here to learn more about Jaime’s love of dance and pets.
Learn more about the Wear Orange Movement at wearorange.org. Sign up for the GVP email list by contacting Margaret Hilton, Convener, St. John’s GVP Ministry.