A corn maze in Oregon is attracting national attention for its unique design and message.
For the past several years Bella Organic Farm on Sauvie Island near Portland, Oregon has been using their corn mazes to spread important messages to the community.
In 2021, the farm was “united against hate,” and last year the corn maze hoped to provide a sense of hope.
This year’s message is one of their strongest yet.
“No more silence, end gun violence”
While discussions about guns typically divides people, Bella Organic spokesperson Sofia Kondilis-Hashem said the farm hopes it brings the community together to start a conversation.
“We are not advocating against the Second Amendment here. Responsible citizens are not committing gun violence. We are advocating for a solution to gun violence, which is typically committed by people who are breaking the law.
Kondilis-Hashem insists the farm’s corn maze was not made with a political agenda in mind.
“Gun violence doesn’t discriminate between political parties, or between gun owners or non-owners. It touches all of us and that is why we need to work together to stop irresponsible people from using guns to commit violent acts against us.”
“It’s hard to go to an event or grocery store school every day without being worried,” they told KPTV.
Last year, at the end of the season Bella Organic Farm donated $10,000 to a suicide hotline. They are currently still deciding which gun prevention charity they will contribute to this year.
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While some may see this as controversial, we think it’s a great idea. What better way to bring awareness to a serious issue that affects each and every one of us.