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The group spreads awareness about gun violence during the holiday season

The New Mexico Crusaders for Justice raise awareness about gun violence during the holiday. The holidays have a different meaning for people like Sally Sanchez, whose son Tony was shot dead in 2020. It has to stop. We’ve lost too many people and family members to gun violence,” Sanchez said. This year marked the second time the organization had taken part in a float at Albuquerque’s Twinkle Light Parade. “This year, our theme is the Grinch who stole our loved ones “I’m here because I want to raise awareness about gun violence and its consequences for families,” Sanchez said. “I don’t know the families or victims personally, we may never have met them, but we have to honor them. It makes life a little bit.” easier to know that I am sharing with other family members that I have their love and support,” Sánchez said. The New Mexico Crusaders for Justice provides grief support for families experiencing similar tragedies. Learn more here.

The New Mexico Crusaders for Justice raise awareness about gun violence during the holiday. The holidays have a different meaning for people like Sally Sanchez, whose son Tony was shot dead in 2020.

Now Sanchez and the New Mexico Crusaders for Justice are working to honor loved ones who have been afflicted by gun violence.

“It’s destroying families and it has to stop. We’ve lost too many people and family members to gun violence,” Sanchez said.

This year marked the second year of organizing a float in Albuquerque’s Twinkle Light Parade.

“This year our theme is the Grinch who stole our loved ones. I’m here because I want to raise awareness about gun violence and what it can do to families,” Sanchez said.

The Crusaders were dressed to commemorate loved ones they lost, but also to support families who will have an empty seat at the festive dining table for the first time this year.

“We want to honor everyone. Even if we don’t know the families or victims personally, we may never have met them, but we must honor them. It makes life a little bit easier knowing that I share it with other family members, that I have their love and support,” Sanchez said.

The New Mexico Crusaders for Justice provide grief support for families experiencing similar tragedies. Learn more here.

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