The Matt Garcia Foundation will be hosting a Gun Buyback event that will be held on July 9th at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, located at 1735 Enterprise Dr., Bldg. 3 in Fairfield.
We have to STAND and make a difference together. We pray for all those that have lost their loved ones to senseless gun violence. We trust and believe that OUR collective efforts WILL help save lives that could have been lost to more senseless gun violence.
Please consider making a donation to Help this initiative. The intended use of the funds is to purchase gift cards to issue to participants who surrender unwanted firearms. We will be accepting various styles of guns and firearms. Weapons will be turned in anonymously, no questions asked.
Thank you for taking a STAND to “Keep the Dream Alive” with this year's Gun Buyback initiative to help get unwanted guns properly disposed of and prevent them from getting into the hands of criminals.
The horrible truth is that my son, the late Fairfield City Councilman Matt Garcia, was murdered on September 1st, 2008 at the young age of twenty-two, at the hands of a criminal that had illegally purchased a gun at a garage sale.
Additional collaborative partners in this year's initiative are as follows: the City of Fairfield, the Fairfield Police Department and Faith Partners and Community.
With our combined efforts in “Supporting our Youth” and “Helping to Stop Crime,” we have a greater opportunity to “Strengthen our Communities” for generations to come.