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Gun buyback program passes $100,000 mark as more community partners and sponsors join effort
SEATTLE - Additional community partners and financial sponsors have joined the Seattle-King County gun buyback effort in the few hours since the program was announced this morning at Mount Zion Baptist Church by Mayor Mike McGinn, Executive Dow Constantine, Rev. Aaron Williams, former Seattle Mayors, the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle Police Foundation and many other supporters from the community. The total private financial support for the gun buyback effort now stands at $108,100, plus the in-kind contribution from Nucor Steel.
Since this morning, Nick and Leslie Hanauer have pledged $25,000 toward the gun buyback program. UW Medical Center pledged $10,000.
Several Seattle nightlife business owners and establishments have signed on to sponsor the effort:
Many nightlife businesses and owners have also signed on as a community partner for the effort:
A complete and current list of sponsors:
A complete and current list of partners:
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