On Saturday November 22, 2014 close to 200 community residents turned out to be part of the Thanksgiving dinner at Herbert Von King Park (Tomkins Park).
The dinner was sponsored by the Von King Recreation center, 500 Men, Save Our Streets Bed-Stuy, A2B, Order of the Feather and Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School.
The S.O.S. Bed-Stuy team help prepare the center for dinner, assisted in serving food and helped bag canned and other goods for residents to take home. Among the food to take home residents will also find pub-ed material on S.O.S. Bed-Stuy, which was put into every bag.
Overall the entire day was a huge success for all organizations involved in the organizing and service. S.O.S. Bed-Stuy was able to generate a buzz among community residents who showed interest in our work and a genuine urge to end the gun violence which plagues our community in Bed-Stuy.
The event also helped S.O.S. Bed-Stuy sign up 15 new volunteers all interested in participating in events and shooting responses.
Our team as usual shined in the moment as they embraced community members in memorable conversations and expressions of love for the Bed-Stuy community and its future.