KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As violent crime continues to be a problem in Kansas City, Missouri, organizers put together the first Urban Peace Watch Party to work on countering the violence in our community.
To date, there's been 112 homicides so far this year.
For one day, families impacted by crime got together and watched the Chiefs game.
Teri Mosley-Douglas attended the event. Her son, Cameron Douglas, was killed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at only 23-years-old.
"That was something that we would have never expected," Mosley-Douglas said.
With violence plaguing the city, Aisha Ogletree wanted to create a peaceful, fun event for families affected by crime to come together and watch the Chiefs game.
"It's really important for me to put my hand out and use my influence to the best way I can and doing things like this is kind of one of the ways," Olgletree said.
The money raised at the event helps organizations like Healing Pathways, which helps children affected by violence.
"Yesterday, just had eight children in our office, all that were witnesses to a homicide of a relative, and that's horrific." Monica Roberts, Executive Director and founder of Healing Pathway Victim Service Agency said.
Organizers hope to put on this event every year.
For more information on Healing Pathways, visit their website.