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KC Mothers in Charge looking for volunteers

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Rosilyn Temple, the founder of KC Mothers in Charge, is usually one of the first people who arrive on the scene of a homicide. (KCTV5) Rosilyn Temple, the founder of KC Mothers in Charge, is usually one of the first people who arrive on the scene of a homicide. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Kansas City, MO has seen more than 90 homicides so far this year.

A local mother is often one of the first people on the scene to console hurting families.

Today, that mother’s local organization is asking for your help to support families of homicide victims.

With the staggering violence in the city, Kansas City Mothers in Charge is in desperate need of volunteers.

If you’re a local mom, they need your help.

This is all in an effort to make the community safer.

The organization is hosting a Recruitment Social Tuesday night to find local mothers who can help in the fight against violence.

Local moms can learn about volunteer options and meet with people who are committed to creating a safer city.

There were 109 homicides in KCMO in 2015.

The city’s on pace to pass that number this year.

Rosilyn Temple, the founder of KC Mothers in Charge, is usually one of the first people who arrive on the scene of a homicide.

Temple knows the pain those families experience all too well, as her son was murdered in 2011.

The women of KC Mothers in Charge hope to bridge the gap between families, law enforcement and the community.

These women help families with police procedures, give on-site grief counseling, organize memorial vigils and collaborate with healing support groups.

“I just want to say to this community. We got to stop,” Temple said. “We got to put these guns down. We've got to get these perpetrators out of the community. We've got to say no more of our children, of our family members. We need to help each other. Enough is enough."

The Kansas City “Mothers in Charge” recruitment event is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Kansas City Police Department East Patrol on 2640 Prospect Avenue.

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