Curtis E. Saunders

Curtis E. Saunders, 23, of Richmond, beloved son of Demetria Saunders and the late Chris Saunders, was killed in an automobile accident on July 21, 2017.  At the time of his death, Curtis was serving in the U.S. Military in the Army branch.

Everyone who knew Curtis, knows that he was an exceptionally kind, affectionate, and courteous young man. He was a true observer of people and keendly aware of feelings of other. From the time he was 11 or 12, Curtis aspired to be psychiatrist in order to help others.

For years, Curtis participated in the YES Nature to Neighborhoods program – first as a camper and later as a counselor. He worked alongside his mother, Demetria, a tireless community advocate and positive force of energy in the Richmond community, who oversaw YES’s community engagement program.

The family is reeling from this tragedy and needs our help. Demetria is the family breadwinner – and cannot work right now. She and Curtis’ sister, Zadia, are raising Demetria’s 6-year old great-nephew, Nathan, whom she and Chris adopted. The family needs our financial support to sustain them during this incredibly difficult time. Please give whatever you can to help Demetria, Zadia, and Nathan.

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