Dropping 22 is holding several safe firearm storage events throughout the year, thanks to a grant awarded by Golden Belt Community Foundation, Mental Health Program Provider Melissa Ewing said.
Suicide crisis can occur at any time, and Dropping 22 is a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans, first responders, the military community and their families. The goal is to reduce the risk for suicide and improve the mental health of those at risk so they can overcome trauma, depression, anxiety and other stressors, Ewing said.
Dropping 22 is giving away 20 safes and ammo cans as part of their commitment to help reduce the suicide rate among veterans, first responders, the military community and their family members. The routine use of firearm locking devices can help improve survival during a crisis.
“For the month of April, we have two events planned, with more to be scheduled in the future,” she said. The first event is scheduled for Thursday evening, April 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and the next will be Sunday, April 30, from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Registration is required for the events. To register or get more information, call 620-786-0687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.