Food For Thought: How SMART Firearm Storage Can Save Lives

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Food For Thought: How SMART Firearm Storage Can Save Lives

It's more important than ever to know about secure firearm storage. Join us to learn about SMART firearm storage & get a free safety lock.

By Baxter Community Center

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, June 7 · 12 - 1pm EDT


Baxter Community Center 935 Baxter Street Southeast Grand Rapids, MI 49506

About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Firearms are now the leading cause of death among children in the United States. That’s why it’s more important than ever for parents and caregivers to know how secure firearm storage works. It’s simple. To help keep your family safe and prevent tragedies, it’s crucial to secure your firearm. Whether you’re a gun owner, or you know someone who owns a firearm, there is a role for everyone in the conversation around secure gun storage. Be SMART is a framework that parents, caretakers, and community leaders can follow to help keep their communities safe. Ultimately, you can help prevent kids from accessing firearms by storing them securely, and encouraging others to do the same. Because children deserve to feel safe, no matter where they are. All attendees will be provided with firearm safety locks.

This session is offered at both 12-1PM and 6-7PM. A light meal will be provided at both sessions.

*No firearms will be present at this event.

*This is a judgement free, educational event that is open to all. We have no political affiliation.

Food For Thought is Baxter Community Center's lunch & learn style series. Sessions are held on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month from12-1PM. Occasionally we will also offer an additional session from 6-7pm, as well. Please visit our website, to see all of our upcoming events and programs.

About the organizer

Baxter Community Center is a non-profit organization in the heart of the Baxter neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We strive to be a response to human needs by providing a variety of programs for neighbors of all backgrounds. At Baxter, you’ll find medical and dental services, a nationally accredited child development center, after school programs, food and clothing services and much more.

Many of the events on this page will be community engagement events and our current volunteer opportunities Our goal is to bring the Baxter neighborhood and surrounding communities together with fun, exciting, and relevant events and opportunities that will enrich the lives of our community. Register here, or call our Community Engagement Director, Lindsay Vacanti at (616)-456-8593 ext. 227