We had a great meeting at the beautiful Watercrest clubhouse, courtesy of our friend Lori Alhadeff, who fights this fight right along side us. Lori was unable to attend due to a dedication ceremony for her daughter Alyssa. Ryan Petty stopped by to graciously voice his support and say a few words to the group of parents concerned with local school security.
We were very happy to meet many first time attendees and share our mission of securing our schools. After sharing updates on our school security assessments, we had a very productive Q&A session and garnered some new support. I would like to extend particular thanks to Jon Faber who called for all attendees to donate and generously offered to match all donations made during the meeting, up to $1,000! Well, guess what! SOS parents in the group heard his call and stepped up by donating on the spot. Not only did we raise the $1,000, which Jon then doubled, bringing us to $2,000, but we raised several hundred additional dollars!
Because school security is an ongoing expense, we are requesting that all parents set up a recurring donation to help fund ongoing school security efforts on a perpetual basis. We are very pleased to report that 4 of our donors at the meeting have chosen to set up a monthly recurring donation. This now makes 9 Parkland families who have committed to a perpetual monthly donation. This is good start, but all of us should donate monthly because none of us can afford not to.
Help us keep this momentum by setting up your recurring or one time donation at https://sosparkland.org/donate.