On Monday, May 16, 2022, Bethel Gospel Assembly – Destiny Worship Pavilion held a vigil for the victims of the Buffalo mass shooting. On Saturday, May 14, 2022, white supremacist terrorist Payton Gendron shot and murdered 10 Black people, and injured three more at Tops supermarket. At the interfaith memorial event there were speakers such as New York City Council Speaker
Adrienne Adams, who wore a T-shirt remembering the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. There Dylann Roof, another white racist, gunned down nine churchgoers on June 17, 2015.
Other speakers were Public Advocate Jumaane Williams; great singer the Rev. Donnie McClurkin; and Mayor Eric Adams, who placed 10 red roses for the 10 dead in a vase.