Building Better Communities postpones March For Our Lives Event on March 28, 2020
As recently as March 8, 2020, the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) stated that the number of presumed coronavirus cases has risen to 6, up from 2 the previous day. 3 cases are from Kershaw County and one confirmed case has been transported to PRISMA Richland. BBC’s concern for public safety and precautionary measures to minimize possible exposure to the coronavirus has led to our decision.
We understand the gravity of the situation for all those in South Carolina and the world for that matter. The COVID-19 outbreak could last for a very long time. Public Health officials have recommended community actions designed to limit exposure. Our decision to post-pone the physical M4OL March and Rally is due to BBC’s concerns for the safety and well-being of everyone that would have been involved and participated.
We are exploring options to reschedule the event and are working to provide a virtual Gun Violence Prevention online experience on March 28, 2020 for participants. For our registrants, clients, and participants we will be in touch as soon as possible and will publish an FAQ.
We will continue to work hard to bring you Gun Violence Prevention events that concern our communities. Though it’s true that our March 2020 event will be postponed, we will continue to strive toward our purpose – “Educating and Empowering communities.
Building Better Communities is a SC Non-Profit Organization that has been actively seeking ways to better communities across the state. Our first priority is bridging the gap between our communities and local law enforcement. As adults we understand how excited and emotional our teens are at this time. It is up to us to ensure that they are heard in a safe environment. BBC has teamed up with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department as well as the City of Columbia Police Department, the Mayor’s Office and several local organizations to help our teens be heard.
The 2nd Annual March For Our Live’s Rally Columbia will be held at the SC State House on March 23, 2019 at 9AM. There will be a march to the State House prior to the start of the rally. A staging point will be released Thursday, March 7, 2019. Anyone that wishes to participate, please contact Building Better Communities at 803-908-7775. There will be a Press Release to discuss all of the details on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 10:00AM at the SC State House, Columbia, SC.
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