Tragedies Bring Forth Community Resolve for Unity
Recent local shooting death tragedies along with the violence in Charleston, SC have brought together our local leaders and community members, speaking with a unified voice at two recent events.
Business, community, civic and law enforcement leaders met on the steps of the Justice Center on June 18th to stand united and speak out against recent violent crime in Fayette County. Rep. Virgil Fludd, Sheriff Barry Babb, Police Chief Scott Pitts, and Chamber President Carlotta Ungaro spoke to the many citizens who were in attendance. The meeting was a strong example of the Fayette community coming together to unite against crime, and sustain Fayette as the safe place it is to live and work.
On the evening of Thursday, June 25, the Fayette County branch of the NAACP brought the community together in prayer at the gazebo in downtown Fayetteville. Community members heard from numerous local church leaders and several state representatives, sang hymns and spent time in prayer and reflection. During the ceremony, nine white balloons were released to honor those who were killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. There was a clear resolve among those in attendance to turn the tragic events into a unifying force for good in our community.
Fayette Vision’s Community Implementation team goal # 3.5 is “To Sustain Fayette’s Excellence in Public Health and Safety”.