WASHINGTON, DC – October 25, 2014 – VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV), the nation’s leading nonprofit school and campus safety advocacy organization, offered a heartfelt statement of sadness and offer of support to the community of Marysville-Pilchuck High School in light of the recent school shooting.
VTV President Joe Samaha said, “We express our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the families of the children lost or injured, the survivors, and the community in this time of trauma and grief. We offer our support, our experiences, and our love to those who need it. Please consider us as a source of support and assistance. We are available to you anytime.”
Alan Davis, Executive Director of VTV, stated, “VTV’s Crisis Response Team stands ready to participate as we have in past school shootings, along with other organizations, to respond to this tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. Our team’s experiences are unique, yet share similarities. We stand ready to help if called on.”
About The VTV Family Outreach Foundation
The VTV Family Outreach Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by the families and survivors directly impacted by the April 16, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech. Determined to prevent a similar tragedy, the Foundation advocates for K-12 and higher-education campus safety and security. VTV’s signature program called 32 National Campus Safety Initiative will provide tools to assess college and university safety based on objective standards designed by a multidisciplinary panel of national experts. Learn more at www.vtvfamilyfoundation.org and www.32ncsi.org.