By: Elizabeth Nickerson
August 11, 2013
Tallahassee, FL--Violence is not the way, a local ministry is preaching those words by marching around the Frenchtown community to get violence off the streets.
"I just love doing things like this because it just makes you feel this empowerment within that you can help someone," Diana Gaskin, a Community Volunteer.
With signs, the Wings Dove Outreach Ministry in Tallahassee spread the word about non-violence. They want to instill self-esteem to the youth that may have lost hope.
"They don't have to go that route, they don't have to do drugs, they don't have to sell themselves, they don't have to prostitute, their is a way out," said Minnie Ford, Wings Dove Outreach Ministry.
The group is also giving clothing and school supplies to the youth in the area. Sponsors like Sam's club and Tallahassee Urban League joined the fight against violence.
"It's going to take all of us to stop the violence and it's not really hard to do just take time to think about how do we feel if the shoe was on the other foot, you know we would stop mistreating each other," said Robert Adams, a Community Volunteer.
The ministry meets every Sunday on Brevard Street in Tallahassee to feed the community and give out clothing to those in need.