FOTS Day of Laughter


A LOCAL GROUP THAT SUPPORTS VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AND THEIR FAMILIES — IS HOSTING A “DAY OF LAUGHTER” EVENT THIS WEEKEND. SATURDAY IN BENSON PARK — A CLOTHING AND SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY — WILL BE JUST A PART OF A STRESS- RELIEVING EVENT. “FOTS” — WHICH MEANS “FAMILIES OF THE STOLEN” — IS THE GROUP PUTTING IT TOGETHER. MEMBERS STRONGLY FEEL AFTER RECENT VIOLENCE, THIS COMMUNITY NEEDS SOMETHING POSITIVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO. BUFFY BUSH SAYS, “THE FOTS DAY OF LAUGHTER IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE WITH THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY, WE NEED THE CHILDREN TO KNOW THAT IT’S STILL OK TO LAUGH. IT’S STILL OK TO HAVE FUN. IT’S STILL OK TO JUST BE WITH FAMILY AND BE WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND LAUGH.” ONE OF THE GROUPS HELPING IS MADE UP OF KIDS. THESE GIRLS ARE PART OF A GROUP CALLED “STANDS FROM THE HEARTS – MINI HEARTS.” THEY ARE AN ORGANIZATION THAT SUPPORTS CHILDREN WITH CANCER — AND THEY SAY THESE TYPES OF COMMUNITY EVENTS ARE VERY IMPORTANT. SAM & ALAYNA SAY, “BECAUSE IT TAKES STRESS OFF THE COMMUNITY FROM LIKE ALL THE VIOLENCE THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON. AND FOR PARENTS WHO DON’T HAVE ENOUGH FUNDING. IT KIND OF HELPS THEIR KIDS AND TAKES THE STRESS OF THEIR SHOULDERS BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT MINI HEARTS IS HELPING.” IF YOU WANT TO GIVE. DONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF DAY OF AT UP UNTIL 10 AM AT BENSON PARK. THE EVENT WILL KICK OFF AT NOON.

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