Event brings churches, non-profits together to fight violent crime

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Posted on September 29, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 30 at 11:39 AM

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NEW ORLEANS -- A number of Central City churches and non-profits came together against what they call a recent spike in violent crimes Sunday.

The Community Outreach Sunday brought many to Al Davis Park.

More than 10 churches came together with groups like the Urban League and Planned Parenthood.

People could also get help in looking for jobs and advice on raising children.

“Maybe it’s because that young brother needs a job. He needs some direction on how do I get a job. How do I get my record clean? How do I make sure I have the training that I need to be a better parent?” said Sha'teek A. Nobles Sr., pastor of My Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church.

“We need more than worship. We need resources to help us. Our community is hurting, but it also needs help. So we’ve come to offer help as well as healing,” said Moses S. Gordon III, pastor of First African Baptist Church 6th District.

The event also offered free food and clothing, plus health screenings and fun activities for kids.

 

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