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Mothers unite to stop violence in St. Louis

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(KMOV.com) – Hundreds gathered at Fairground Park on Saturday in order to make a difference in St. Louis and stop the violence.

“Mothers Against Killing” is all part of an effort to help families whose lives have been impacted by violence.

“I think they’ll see our pain,” said Alberta Smith, one of the mothers at the event. “They’ll see the hurt these mothers experience when losing their children.” And she’s not the only one. Mothers across the St. Louis area are uniting to say enough is enough.

“Mothers set the tone,” said Karen Chaney, another mother at the event. “Our children are watching us so we need mothers to be mothers again.” Chaney has a 19-year-old son and says the solution to a safer city is more boots on the ground and talking about ways to make a difference.

Organizers say the goal of the gathering is to allow mothers who have lost children to grieve while alerting them and others to the resources available to them.

Want to get involved? Check out our EndViolenceStL page!

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