PARKLAND, FL - Parkland residents Jon Faber and Stephen Feuerman are organizing An Evening with the Guardian Angels, on May 31, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Parkland Amphitheater, 10555 Trails End, in Parkland. The event will include therapy dogs on premises, food trucks, music, speakers, and more.
The purposes of the event are to raise money and thank the Guardian Angels and to also raise awareness about PTSD, as well as to have a meet and greet for Parkland residents, said Faber. Dr. Scott Poland, psychology professor at Nova Southeastern University will deliver the keynote address.
The Guardian Angels have been volunteering their time to stand watch at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at drop off and pick up since the tragedy. Faber and others have helped to organize meal trains for the Angels, provide them with a tent, and other necessities. The Angels are a non-profit and all-volunteer.
From 4:45 p.m. to 5:35 p.m., the event will honor the Guardian Angels. During this time, participants will discuss their mission since February 14. There will be guest speakers and acoustic music will be provided by the School of Rock Boca Raton.
Faber said, "It's about getting the community together. It's not political. It's not divisive. It's loving. We want to honor the Guardian Angels and make sure we can heal and get better. We have no other agenda."
Cobra of the Guardian Angels said, "We the Guardian Angels want to thank all of Parkland/Coral Springs for all the support and love that have been given and shown to the Guardian Angels from Day 1. Everything these communities have done is very much appreciated...from the bottom of our hearts."
From 5:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Dr. Scott Poland, Psychology Professor at Nova Southeastern University will speak about "Helping Children in Challenging and Traumatic Times." Dr. Poland is an expert on the subject and has authored or co-authored five books and numerous chapters on school crisis.
To raise awareness about PTSD, Faber, Feuerman and others will wear teal ribbons.
The event is being brought to the community by Parkland Parents, a Group to Heal.
Donations are recommended. All proceeds will be donated to the Guardian Angels.
Read more about the Guardian Angels at Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
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