Heeding God's Call, a faith-based grassroots movement, hosted an event to resist gun violence and illegal gun ownership. The group gathered near Amber Long's home in South Philadelphia on Sun. March 16 at 3:30 p.m.
26-year-old Amber Long was murdered after someone snatched her $14 purse in Northern Liberties on Jan 19, 2014.
Heeding God's call brought around 30 - 40 people to the South Philadelphia residence near Ritner and Bouvier st.
The mission of the group is to disarm violent Philadelphians. They act on this cause, adamantly against the availability of firearms, in hopes that they can reduce the suffering of families who lost loved ones to gun violence.
The gathering and its group of mixed faiths and races gathered to pray and sing, united towards the cause they believe in.
Rain at times expected tonight, Friday, and early Saturday. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Expect unsettled weather through Saturday morning as waves of showers and thunderstorms move through the area. Some of the storms may bring heavy downpours late tonight and again Friday afternoon.
Friday is still humid but by Saturday much cooler air moves in making it feel more like fall. Sunday is nice with a cool breeze and unseasonably low temperatures which last though early next week.