The El Paso County Judge’s Office in coordination with United Way invites the community to participate in a Month of Unity and Healing to help light a path toward goodwill as the region approaches the 2nd year mark of the August 3rd tragedy.
“On August 3, 2019, our community was forever changed by a senseless and terrible act,” said County Judge Ricardo A. Samaniego.
“The pain that was felt in El Paso and across our border echoed throughout the Nation as we continue to mourn the beautiful 23 souls that were taken. We have the power to make a meaningful and positive impact not just in our community, but throughout the Nation. Only in unity can we work to bring out the best in humanity and overcome the hatred in our society that led to this horrible act.”
El Paso County and United Way have been working with many organizations and entities throughout the community to organize a series of events, conversations, and activities that will take place from July 3rd to August 3rd as El Paso County gets ready to unveil the Healing Garden at Ascarate Park on August 3rd.
Events will include activities such as healing through education, exercise, art, music, public service, acts of kindness and other creative programs.
United Way has been instrumental since the August 3rd shooting as they have spearheaded the Family Resiliency Center and have designed a Love for El Paso website which includes the series of events that are being planned in recognition of the Month of Unity and Healing.
“As an organization we continue to be humbled by the opportunity to support our community’s healing,” said Deborah A. Zuloaga, President & CEO of United Way of El Paso County.
“As the two-year mark approaches, the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center’s Luminaria Drive-thru aims to unite El Pasoans, honor those we lost and send love to those deeply impacted. The luminaria pathway symbolizes the community’s road toward a resilient future.”