Kensington woman ramps up efforts to distribute tourniquets amid city gun violence

6/7/2022 12:30:00 AM

Since the beginning of the year, Rosalind Pichardo has passed out 400 bags that include tourniquets and trained about 200 people on how to use them amid the city's continued gun violence.

Since the beginning of the year, Rosalind Pichardo has passed out 400 bags that include tourniquets and trained about 200 people on how to use them amid the city's continued gun violence.

Since the beginning of the year, Rosalind Pichardo has passed out 400 bags that include tourniquets and trained about 200 people on how to use them amid the city's continued gun violence.

Email PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Since the beginning of the year, Rosalind Pichardo has passed out 400 bags that include tourniquets and trained about 200 people.DOWNLOAD OUR FREE NEWS APP She chose as the keynote speaker, Emily Cantrell, a survivor of the deadliest mass shooting in U.There have been hundreds of shootings across the city in just this year alone - some of them involving innocent children.Email Memorial game for HS basketball players killed by guns People came together at Rucker Park in Harlem on Saturday to honor young basketball players gunned down too young.

She's been ramping up her efforts over the last month to keep pace with the city's nightly shootings."I'm hoping that I'm making an impact," said Pichardo.history in Las Vegas in 2017, who now devotes her life to helping change the nation’s gun laws."Certainly when folks get to the ER or the trauma bay, they already have some sort of tourniquets.For Yanely Henriquez, the event was close to her heart." Pichardo calls it"Operation Stop the Bleed.” That same conviction spurred these women to hold signs to help sway those driving by." She's been focused on handing out tourniquets to corner stores specifically near Kensington and Allegheny, businesses that usually see first hand stabbings and shootings.Hendricks was an innocent bystander at a Morris Heights birthday barbecue on June 28 of that year when he was fatally shot in the neck just days after graduating from James Monroe High School and one week before his 18th birthday.

Pichardo purchases the devices out of pocket with the help of her non profit, She's also known to include free gun locks and Narcan, as her Kensington neighborhood is the epicenter of the opioid epidemic.” Stacey Valenzuela of Kenmore believes that change is happening."Keep her alive.She says her next big push is training people on how to use the tourniquets correctly."Until folks are on the same page about legislation and background checks and common sense laws, this is what we have to do survive in a community like mine," she said.“I’m excited about it.Pichardo will be distributing tourniquets this week and will also be doing training.The 5K Run Walk Roll Against Gun Violence, organized by the Bronx District Attorney's Office, kicked off at Lou Gehrig Plaza and East 161st Street in the Grand Concourse section.She plans to expand to other neighborhoods.” But this Kenmore resident says there are already enough restrictions on the right to bear arms.Advertisement "Killing our kids is like a business and I don't see any changes," Hendricks said.

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