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Come join Scranton-area Moms Demand Action volunteers as they partner with Lackawanna Heritage Valley, Action Together NEPA, Scranton Fringe, and NEPA Youth Shelter at the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail for a cleanup and beautification project – picking up garbage, planting flowers, removing invasive species, etc.

They will gather at the trail pavilion to listen to survivor stories from two local Survivor Fellows. They will also have materials and resources for survivors available.

Why “Wear Orange”? On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s friends commemorated her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others. Wear Orange is now observed every June. Thousands of people wear the color orange to honor Hadiya and the more than 43,000 Americans are killed with guns and approximately 76,000 more are shot and wounded every year. Read more here: