X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
Date: July 8, 2016
To All Supporters of a Safer Philadelphia:
X-Offenders for Community Empowerment (XCE) is a crime prevention organization with the mission of halting gun violence by stopping the proliferation of illegal guns in our communities. Since the year 2000, our organization has advocated for stopping the flow of illegal guns through increased owner responsibility which includes the reporting of lost and stolen guns and gun locks when guns are not under the owner’s control. In this effort, XCE has conducted grassroots community education campaigns in the form of annual Anti-Illegal Gun Rallies. This year we want put together a citywide coalition that will bring the message to our politicians, parents and the youth in the effort to save some lives. In past years we have conducted our gun rallies at the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center at 22nd and Huntingdon St., and we feel that the location and size of the facility will accommodate a bigger event of one thousand people.
We would also like to include you in this year’s event an introduction to our “Save Lives” Program which we have established with Temple University Hospital to teach the community on how to become first responders in the event of a shooting. Another reason why the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center is an ideal location is because it is in the 22nd Police District, the target area for the “Save Lives” program.
"We are reaching out to the Philadelphia Anti Violence Coalition and any organization that is interested in saving lives to be a part of a citywide effort. We have a tentative target date of September 10, 2016, our traditional gun rally date. So we have a lot of work ahead of us in a short time. If you and the coalition will join us in this effort I am sure we will make a great impact in the city."