NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Community members gathered in North Nashville Sunday afternoon to commemorate the anniversary of a resource in the fight against gun violence.
Earl Jordan founded the organization "Partners In the Struggle" 23 years ago after his daughter was born during, what he says, was a year with a large volume of homicides in Nashville.
The organization serves as a resource for families and friends of gun violence victims.
At the event, Jordan discussed the organization's ongoing efforts in the community, and the work that still lies ahead.
"[What] I want us to do in 2021 is making sure that we have that connection with the police department and the community, and I think if we can do that and put programs in those areas. We know where the crime-ridden areas are, we know where they are. Put programs over there for those kids so they won't have to pick up a gun," said Jordan.
Guests enjoyed food and drinks during the event.
Jordan also took time to honor those who've died from COVID-19 this year and the front-line workers in the fight against the pandemic.