Gun violence; Mark Garwood Foundation; Feed the Future; Women's Wednesday
Florida has seen yet another mass shooting. Nine people were injured after gunfire erupted on Memorial Day at Hollywood Beach.
The shooting came just two days before Gov. Ron Desantis sent out a fundraising request highlighting a law that allows Floridians to carry concealed weapons without "a government-issued permission slip."
We sat down to discuss gun violence with Katie Hathaway of Moms Demand Action and Jeff Goldhagen, professor and chief of the division of community and societal pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville.
A rally tomorrow in Jacksonville will remember lives lost or changed to gun violence. On this day, people are asked to wear orange to remember shooting victims.
Mark Garwood Foundation
Mark Garwood was the captain of the football team and a great student who had his entire life ahead of him. Mark suffered from an injury that left him with a broken jaw and a prescription from his doctor for oxycodone.
Five years later, Mark lost his battle with opioid addiction at just 24 years old.
Today, Mark’s parents have kept his memory alive through the Mark Garwood Foundation. This organization provides scholarships and hope to those struggling with opioid addiction, and it's now offering services in Jacksonville.
We spoke with John Garwood about his son and the opportunities created through the foundation that bears his name.
Feed the Future
School is out for the summer, and for some kids that means carefree days in the sun. But for thousands of others who rely on free or reduced-price lunches, this means they are at risk of going hungry.
Bill Brim, CEO of Lutheran Social Services, spoke with us about the Feed the Future summer drive at the group's food pantry.