RACINE - The Racine Interfaith Coalition is seeking donations to fund a gun buy-back event Saturday, according to a Wednesday press release.
The group's goal of purchasing 200 guns will require raising $20,000, according to the release.
Donation checks or money orders may be mailed payable to the Racine Interfaith Coalition, 2302 DeKoven Ave. Racine, WI 53403 or online at www.ridthepiece.org All donations will be used to purchase and destroy firearms.
The Rid the Piece to Keep the Peace Gun Buyback Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, sponsored by the coalition with assistance from Community for Change and the Racine Police Department. The event will be at the Racine Urban League Office, 718 N. Memorial Drive.
Guns should be lawfully transported in a lockbox or the truck of an automobile. A Racine police officer will take custody of the firearm and volunteers will purchase the firearm for approximately $50 to $100 cash, no questions asked, according to the release.
For more information about selling a firearm or how to donate, call the Racine Interfaith Coalition at (262) 635-9532. Further information can be found at www.ridthepiece.org.