Hundreds gathered for a unity ceremony in Thanksgiving Square on July 8, 2016, one day after the tragic sniper attack that left five officers dead. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

Hundreds gathered for a unity ceremony in Thanksgiving Square on July 8, 2016, one day after the tragic sniper attack that left five officers dead. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

Still looking for a way to help heal our city in the wake of a national tragedy after five officers were gunned down in cold blood during an otherwise peaceful protest? Hosted by a slew of area chambers of commerce, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church will be the site of a barbecue and blood drive to bring the community together on Friday, July 15, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Called Dallas Strong, the event will include classic barbecue flavors along with sides and desserts donated by different chamber of commerce members. All proceeds from the barbecue will be given to the Assist the Officer Foundation, which is collecting donations for the families directly affected by the July 7 sniper attack. There is a suggested donation of $25 per plate.

Once filled up on food, you can then help replenish the city’s blood supply by donating to Carter BloodCare, which supplies many of the area hospitals with blood (make an appointment by clicking here).