STOCKTON, Calif., June 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Employees working in Associa Northern California's Stockton office ceremoniously released balloons on National Gun Violence Awareness Day in remembrance employee Jessica Sewell's son.
On June 2 at 3 p.m. the office staff, wearing orange in support of the cause, gathered outside of the Stockton office on West Robinhood Drive and released the balloons in memory of Juwan Small, who was senselessly murdered by a gun on December 14, 2015, the night before his 18th birthday.
"Senseless gun violence is not just an inner city problem it is an epidemic worldwide," says Sewell. "I plan to have a role in educating our youth about senseless gun violence and the damage it is doing, has done or may do in their lives! Juwan being murdered has drastically changed my life forever and I appreciate the support from my Associa family."
"We're proud to support a cause that has a mission for a future free from gun violence," said Associa Northern California President Joe Price. "Jessica is a part of our family and participation in this event is for her and any anyone else who has lost a friend or loved one due to gun violence."
The balloon release was in conjunction with the #WearOrange nationwide campaign. To support #WearOrange partner organizations, which work every day to reduce gun violence, you can make a donation to their life-saving work at www.wearorange.org.
Building and managing successful communities for more than 37 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.
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