Foundation to plant trees to memorialize Virginia Tech shooting victims

April 28, 2018

This article was originally published by Alexandria Times on April 28, 2018 The Virginia Tech Victims Family Outreach Foundation is planting the first phase of its memorial tree grove at Chinquapin Park on Sunday to commemorate victims and survivors of the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech. The shooting marked its 11-year anniversary on April 16. The shooting,…

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'Something About Parkland Has Been Different’: Survivors From 20 Years of Mass Shootings Speak

March 23, 2018

The attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month was the latest in what seems like an inescapable pattern to proponents of gun safety: gunfire, thoughts and prayers, funerals and public mourning, until the next time. But the survivors of past shootings say that the students in Parkland have given them hope. Many…

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Town Hall Reflects on Gun Violence at Schools & Prospective Solutions

March 19, 2018

This article was originally published on Falls Church News Press A crowd of 1300 attended a town hall meeting with U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) in addition to featured speaker Fred Guttenberg at T.C. Williams High School on March 7. Guttenberg lost his daughter Jaime in the mass shooting at Marjory…

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Parents of Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech shooting victims to Parkland: 'Be there for each other'

February 16, 2018

This article was origionally published on Sun Sentinel he questions are endless, and relentless. How am I going to survive this? Will my family, my husband, my wife, my mother, my father, my sister, my brother ever be OK again? Should I get out of bed? Should we sell the house and move? What will…

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Families of Virginia Tech shooting share sympathy with Las Vegas

October 3, 2017

This article was origionally published on WTOP.com WASHINGTON — As the nation grapples with the shock and anguish caused by the Las Vegas shootings, family members from the Virginia Tech shootings have particular compassion for the lives lost, the survivors and their families. “Our families understand how horrible such a thing can be and they’re…

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Survivors, victims’ families fight to prevent another VT attack

April 16, 2017

This article was originally published on WTOP.com WASHINGTON — Sunday is not only Easter, but also the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings. For the past 10 years, even while dealing with their own pain and loss, the families of the victims and survivors of the shootings have been fighting to save the lives…

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Families of Virginia Tech Victims Extend Support to Umpqua Community College

October 1, 2015

FAIRFAX, Va., October 1, 2015 – VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for better school and campus safety, has offered their support and resources to the community of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. “Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with all affected by today’s shooting at Umpqua Community College,” said…

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August 13 Event Launches First-Ever Comprehensive Campus Safety Assessment Tools

August 6, 2015

FAIRFAX, Va., August 6 2015 – To help colleges and universities be more safe and secure, the VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV) will release on August 13 a new integrated framework for improving campus safety called the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI). This first phase of 32 NCSI offers institutions of higher education…

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Governor McAuliffe Proclaims April 16 as ‘Virginia Tech Remembrance Day’ & Holds Ceremony

April 15, 2015

RICHMOND Va., April 15, 2015 – VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV), the nation’s leading nonprofit school and campus safety advocacy organization, said Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, proclaimed April 16, 2015, as VIRGINIA TECH REMEMBRANCE DAY and calls this observance to the attention of all Virginia citizens. On this day, Commonwealth of Virginia Flags will fly…

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Families of Virginia Tech Victims Offer Support to FSU Community

November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2014 – VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV), the nation’s leading nonprofit school and campus safety advocacy organization, has offered their support and resources to the community of Florida State University in response to the recent shooting there. VTV also gave a solemn statement on our nation’s mindset to prevent another tragedy.…

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