There has been another horrific school shooting in Florida, with more precious lives gone.
What can be done?
What is the answer?
The Redwood Area School District is fortunate to have a police officer on duty during school hours.
Is that enough?
The Redwood area is also fortunate enough to have a local advocate for kids who may feel isolated, alone or for those who may be feeling suicidal and need help and guidance.
That advocate is Chris Schmitz, who serves as the director of the Redwood Falls Youth for Christ program.
The public is invited to come and learn how to support Schmitz and the local Youth for Christ program March 14 starting at 5 p.m.
A time of welcome begins then, which will be followed by an informational meeting at 5:15 p.m. The event is taking place at A&W Furniture in Redwood Falls.
This is a way that the public can help keep local kids safe and give support to those kids who are in need of someone who will show them they care and can offer guidance for them.
There is no such thing as a “not at risk kid.”
All are invited, but those who are hosting this event are praying that at least one person from all area families can attend this event.
Other communities in the area have Youth for Christ programs, including Willmar, Hutchinson, Alexandria, Brainerd and Glenwood, and these programs are making a difference.
Refreshments are being served.