WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Three Wilmington pastors have agreed to offer their churches as location sites for the Proutey-Greene Gun Buy Back effort scheduled for Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The following churches have joined the community-wide effort:
Warner Temple AMEZ Church – 620 Nixon Street – Pastor Clifford Barnett, Sr.
Grace United Methodist Church – 401 S. Grace Street – Pastor Scott Dodson
St. Andrews AMEZ Church – 1201 S. 9th Street – Pastor Henry Gregory III
Individuals who turn in guns will be offered $100 for working handguns and $200 for assault weapons. The monies will be in the form of VISA gift cards or cash. Law Enforcement officers will be on hand to collect the guns.
The event is in memory of Josh Proutey, 19, and Demetrius Greene, 8; two young men who lost their lives at the hands of gunmen. The effort will be hosted by LINC Incorporated a local non-profit agency whose goal is to educate and motivate youth to make positive life choices.