“Hello Syracuse” App Aims to Combat Gun Violence and Promote Interactivity

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An interactive app is being introduced with the purpose of combating gun violence and promoting community engagement.  

It’s called Hello Syracuse and has been designed by the Trauma Response Team to warn residents of danger in real-time and encouraging interaction with the community. The app aims to combat gun violence in the city, says Trauma Response Team member Timothy Jennings-Bey.

“It gives people the opportunity to check on their loved ones in the midst of this chaos and violence,” said Jennings-Bey, citing the frequent shots fired that occur in the Syracuse community.

The app also features a list of activities about local festivals and events and allows users to post photos from the events.

“The long-term goal is to make people more aware of  resources programs and activities in the community to bring them closer together,” said app developer Adam Peruta.

The free app will be available soon on the App Store and Google Play, and there will be a :Hello Syracuse table at the Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 15th in Clinton Square.

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