NYC man Matthew Fertig running to raise money for gun reform

NYC man Matthew Fertig running to raise money for gun reform

He’s working for his or her lives.

Brooklyn man Matthew Fertig is elevating cash for the gun reform advocacy group Everytown for Gun Security by working 120 miles this weekend, from Manhattan to Montauk. 

The long-distance runner instructed the Hamptons weekly Dan’s Papers that the herculean equal of 4-and-a-half marathons on Saturday and Sunday is a response to the Parkland, Florida, taking pictures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in 2018, the place deranged gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 individuals.

A Brooklyn resident, Matthew Fertig, is elevating cash for the gun reform advocacy group Everytown for Gun Security.Matthew Sam Fertig/Fb

Fertig is making the lengthy journey from Manhattan to Montauk.Gofundme

“I used to be a senior in highschool when the Parkland taking pictures occurred and know a number of people who misplaced family and friends that day,” the 22-year-old mentioned. “Sadly, 4 years later, we now have made little progress within the struggle to stop gun violence and mass shootings on this nation.” 

Fertig has raised greater than $6,400 of the $15,000 objective on a GoFundMe web page as of early Saturday afternoon. He mentioned greater than 10 individuals have signed as much as run at the least one leg of the journey with him.

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