Dave Chappelle Hosting Free Block Party For Dayton Mass Shooting Victims
In the aftermath of the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting three weeks ago, comedian Dave Chappelle is set to host a free, benefit block party for victims and their families.
Additionally, the Facebook event page for the party, called Gem City Shine, reads, “This event will honor the lives lost and to reclaim the community’s favorite places to shop, dine and enjoy time with family and friends. There will be several ways for attendees to contribute to both The Dayton Foundation’s Oregon District Tragedy Fund and Oregon District Business Association, which is assisting local businesses with recovery.”
While he’s a notable Maryland native, Dave also grew up in Yellow Springs, a town 20 miles outside of Dayton, where he and his family still reside, today.
Furthermore, the event will take place in the Oregon District of Dayton and is free for Dayton residents only. Guests can donate $20, which also comes with a t-shirt.