On August 4, 2016, my uncle was murdered in the 1600 block of McCulloh Street in West Baltimore. He was shot several times and his murderer remains unknown. By the time I got the phone call, he was gone and I could not be there in his transition.
Losing him was the worst thing to ever happen to me. He was a son, a father, a brother and a working citizen who protected our family and never forgot where he came from. This Friday, August 4 will be the one year anniversary of his death, which also the launch of Baltimore Ceasefire, a revived city-wide initiative calling on residents to avoid murders and promote life from August 4th - 6th for 72 hours.
The homicide rate in Baltimore City is rising by the mninute. To date, there have been 32 homicides in the last 30 days. This is why I accept the #BaltimorePeaceChallenge and I hope you will too.
These funds will help with the costs of grassroots organizing to keep the movement going beyond this weekend.
As a homicide survivor, I am determined to be a part of the change even if we never find out who is responsible. I still have hope for Baltimore because we are long overdue for healing, but I will never stop fighting.
Is this the only answer? No, but we've gotta start somewhere. Please support by giving as little or much as you can. Contact me if you have any questions!
Brittany T. Oliver
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