Given the proximity of the year’s farewell celebration, the Public Housing Administration (AVP) recalled the importance of celebrating and enjoying with the family, without the need to shoot into the air.
For this, the AVP promotes several initiatives that seek to raise awareness about the danger of this practice and the adverse consequences that it entails.
“Although this message has permeated our citizens and fortunately no fatalities have occurred in the past years, it is important to continue carrying the message. It is necessary to create awareness, because the families of our communities deserve peace and prevent unscrupulous people from firing into the air without thinking about the consequences that this cowardly act could leave, ”said the administrator of Public Housing, William Rodríguez Rodríguez.
Today, the March for Peace and No More Bullets in the Air was held, the second to be held this year. The event began in 2004, after the death of Jessica Pacheco, under nine years of age due to a stray bullet in the Juan C. Cordero Dávila Residential.
As another initiative, AVP carries out an awareness campaign in which it is invited to carry out a farewell rehearsal for the year today, December 29 at 8:00 pm The initiative, which has been joined by several personalities such as Ada Monzón and Suzzette Bacó, invites citizens to make a virtual farewell party without bullets in the air.
“We have created this initiative as one more effort to claim peace and raise awareness about avoiding shots in the air. We call on everyone to join in this great farewell rehearsal of the year and have their instruments ready to make a lot of noise at 8pm. It is possible to have a great celebration without the need for shots ”, urged the administrator.
Likewise, Rodríguez Rodríguez explained that “for more than fifteen years public housing has promoted the so-called March for Peace. This year we celebrated it in a different and silent way last Tuesday, December 1 at the Manuel A. Pérez residential area, where we had the opportunity to claim hope and life “