FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LIN EVOLA, ARTIST AND FOUNDER OF THE PEACE ANGELS PROJECT, RECEIVES DONATION OF METAL FROM ANNUAL LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT GUN DESTRUCTION EVENT TO KICKOFF “USA WEAPONS DESTRUCTION CAMPAIGN”
to remove 1 million weapons from our streets for the Los Angeles Peace Angel Monument. A nationwide campaign begins with this initial metal donation from the LASD and other law enforcement. Three monuments are in process for Los Angeles, New York and Silicon Valley/ San Francisco Bay Area,” said Lin Evola.
The weapons include handguns, rifles and automatic weapons collected in criminal investigations, probation seizures and guns turned in by citizens at collection events.
“Through its USA Weapon Destruction Campaign, the Peace Angels Project is reducing the number of firearms in our world by making a national call for the voluntary and permanent destruction of weapons. This call to action is actuated by transforming decommissioned weapons into landmark symbols of peace,” added Lin Evola.
Annually, Gerdau Steel Mill generously donates its furnace, equipment and employees to convert these weapons into steel rebar for use in local highways and bridges.
Armaments which once were meant to destroy life are transformed into Peace Angel sculptures of various sizes, including Peace Angel monuments that will rise to heights of more than six stories. The impact of Evola’s work is profound, as is evidenced by her 13-foot Renaissance Peace Angel sculpture which is in the permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum and is to be unveiled in the autumn of 2018.
The Peace Angels Project gratefully acknowledges the support of the following agencies and organizations: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Superior Court, Police & College Safety-Pasadena City College, United States Department of Homeland Security, and the Bell, Bell Gardens, Beverly Hills, La Verne, Long Beach, Pasadena, San Marino, South Pasadena, and University of California Los Angeles Police Departments.
In addition, the Peace Angels Project would like to thank the Gerdau Steel Mill who annually donates its furnace, equipment and employees to convert these weapons into steel rebar for use in local highways and bridges.
Contributions to the Peace Angels Project can be made on the website: www.peaceangels.com
Chief Eric Parra – LASD, Acquanetta Warren – Mayor of the city of Fontana, and Lin Evola – Founder of Peace Angels Project Photo Credit: Tess Cacciatore
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About the Peace Angels Project
In 1992, Lin Evola founded the Peace Angels Project to address the epidemic of violence by reminding us of the responsibilities we all share to create a better world. As an American contemporary Artist, Evola created the Peace Angels Project as a conceptual work of art to engage thought that is meant to stir us – to awaken us to rise up and build a life affirming legacy of Peace in our time. The concept that develops into Peace Angel monuments forwards a legacy of peace to our children and future generations. Lin Evola Artist Founder LinEvola@PeaceAngels.com www.peaceangels.com