2015 “Lock It For Love” Events
60 Gun Locks Distributed at Oktoberfest 2015 – North Riverfront Park
October 18, 2015
Beautiful weather, a wonderful celebration and a large crowd kept Fran Milsk, Susan Talley and Carol Wofsey busy at the Oktoberfest in North Riverfront Park. They discussed firearm safety, demonstrated how to use gun locks and gave away a record 60 locks.
The only photo they had time to take was when they were setting up the display table. Click on the photo to enlarge. Lock It For Love now has two disabled firearms – a pistol and a revolver – to show how to use the cable locks.
Gun Locks Distributed at MoDot Show Me Safety Fair
September 19, 2015
Women’s Voices participated in the MoDot Show Me Safety Fair held at the Betty Jean Kerr Peoples Health Center.
It was a beautiful day and we were pleased to see people who were interested in having gun locks to protect their children.
20 locks were distributed at the fair. Thanks to Barbara Finch, Brigid McCauley, Mary Clemons and Ruth Ehresman for helping at the display table.
Vigil in Hanley Hills
Andrea (and Bob) Bauman, Jeanne (and Bob) Bubb, Mary Clemons and Barbara Finch of the Women’s Voices Lock it for Love Committee participated in a prayer vigil in Hanley Hills for Carter Epps, the 21 month old who died after shooting himself with an unsecured gun. After the program we distributed gun safety information, demonstrated the use of the locks and gave away approximately 25 locks.
Channel 11 and Channel 2, Fox News, interviewed Barbara Finch. See the channel 2 video here.
Family Amusement Day – Higher Heights
August 22, 2015
Under a cloudy sky in South St. Louis youngsters climbed a rock wall and jumped and played in bounce enclosures. But before play, they had to visit exhibits. Women’s Voices Lock It For Love members Andrea Bauman, Lise Bernstein, Mary Clemons, Barbara Finch and Susan Talley talked to them about gun safety and what they would do if they found a gun. For the adults accompanying the children, gun locks were demonstrated and given free to those who requested one.
A young boy, with the permission of his mother, described what he learned from our display when videotaped by Lauren Trager of Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce’s office.
KMOV TV interviewed president Lise Bernstein about Lock It for Love. See video here.
Thousand Women March & Community Fair
August 15, 2015
Women’s Voices participated in the community fair held at Rauschenbach Park. Members Susan Cunningham, Carolyn Landry, Ruth Ehresman, and Carol Wofsey distributed approximately 25 gun locks as part of our Lock It For Love program.
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Women’s Voices volunteers distributed gun safety information and 64 free gun locks to parents, grandparents and other family members at the National Council of Jewish Women’s Back to School Store. Thanks to Carol Wofsey, Mary Clemons, Norma Line, Lise Bernstein and Fran Milsk for their help with this event.
This was the 15th year of Back to School Store; 1,200 children shopped for new clothes, shoes, winter coats and school supplies. The project is funded through grants and individual’s donations.
Macy’s 6th Annual Men’s Safety Fair – June 17
Deaconess Foundation Children at the Center – June 20
On June 17 Women’s Voices volunteers Carol Wofsey and Susan Talley provided gun safety information and 40 gun locks to Macy’s employees in Bridgeton at Macy’s Sixth Annual Men’s Safety Fair.
And on June 20th, 30 gun locks were distributed at the Deaconess Children at the Center event at the Jackie Joiner Kersee Center in East St. Louis.
Women’s Voices Distributes Gun Locks – May 9, 2015
Carol Wofsey, Ruth Ehresman and Mary Ann Meyer of the Lock It For Love committee distributed 25 gun locks Saturday, May 9 at a parent fair at the O’Fallon Recreation Center in St. Louis. They were assisted by Regina Moore, a St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer.
GIVING FEELS GOOD – April 18, 2015
Members of the Campaign for Common-Sense Gun Solutions Committee launched a new round of Lock It For Love events on Saturday, April 18, at the Family Resource and Fun Fair at the Youth Learning Center on Olive St. Officer David Berkley, fifth district community outreach officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, joined WV members Ruth Ehresman, Barbara Finch, Susan Talley and Mary Schuman to talk about the importance of gun locks and give away locks to families who needed them.