FC Community Sends Letters of Support to Parkland Survivors, Families

Associated Students showed their support for the survivors and victims’ families affected by the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by collecting letters of support during the Major Declaration Day event on March 7. The mass shooting took the lives of 17 people including 15 students, a teacher and a staff member at the Parkland, Florida high school campus on February 14.

“After reading a post on Facebook from a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who asked if people could send letters of support to the families affected, A.S. jumped into action and decided to respond to that request,” said Associated President Vice President Catherine Young.

Nearly 50 notes and letters were collected on March 7, and Young said the effort to collect additional letters will continue through March 16.

“We feel compelled to spread as much love and positivity to the families,” Young said. “And we want them to know that even on the other side of the country, we are still thinking about them.”

A.S. will have a table on the quad during Club Rush on March 13 to collect more letters. Students or staff who are unable to attend Club Rush can still submit their letters to the Associated Students Office in Room 222.

Once all letters are collected, A.S. will be writing a joint letter of support with President Greg Schulz to show support from the entire Fullerton College community. All letters will be mailed together sometime after March 16. For more information contact Associated Students at 714-992-7118.

Author: Fullerton College

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