Dear Family and Friends,
We are gearing up for the 23rd Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace.
While it's been 11 years since Steven's life was tragically taken by gun violence, it's been 10 years that we have participated in this important unified community call to action. The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute has been an important healing space for our family and I believe that it has been that for many other families. Please help us by donating to sustain the work they do to activate the Peace Institutes 7 principles of peace: Love, Faith, Hope, Unity, Courage, Justice, and Forgiveness.
Thank you in advance for supporting our SPOT for Life Team's efforts to raise $1,000 towards the overall $400,000 fundraising goal.
Ronnie, Kim and the Odom Family
Every year in the United States, approximately 15,000 people are murdered. For every homicide victim, there are at least 10 immediate people directly impacted by that loss. It is safe to say each year there are at least 150,000 new survivors of homicide victims dealing with the emotional, physical and financial stress of losing a loved one to a traumatic death such as murder. This is not including extended family members, classmates/colleagues, teachers/students, entire communities. Nor does this number include families who are impacted by a loved one committing a murder. Together we can heal and have an impact.
Rise Up! Walk with us. The Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-three years later, the Mother’s Day Walk continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking. The Mother’s Day Walk is also the Peace Institute’s most important fundraising event. We hope you will help us raise our goal of $400,000 so we can continue to work to tip the scale toward justice for families and communities that are stigmatized by murder.
All walkers must register. Registration cost this year is $10 per walker, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration fees go to help us reach our goal of $400,000 to sustain our programs and services.
|Joseph Parham||05/16/2019||$25.00||Avel Thames||05/16/2019||$25.00||Matt Poste||05/16/2019||$20.00||Carol Groomes||05/16/2019||$20.00||Steve Chan||05/16/2019||$20.00||Al Mallon||05/16/2019||$20.00||Samie Smith||05/16/2019||$20.00||Anthony Hunter||05/16/2019||$12.00||Pam Matthews||05/16/2019||$10.00||Darmarie Delvalle||05/16/2019||$10.00||Selena Rankin||05/16/2019||$22.00||Yee Hill Lai Pang||05/16/2019||$20.00||Frank Racine||05/16/2019||$20.00||2019 MDW Cash Donations Cash||05/16/2019||$102.00||James King||05/12/2019||$10.00||James King||05/12/2019||$40.00||Stephanie Furbush||05/12/2019||$54.00||Great work Emmett!||Jenn Welch||05/11/2019||$40.00||Jessica Matzkin||05/11/2019||$20.00||Regina Farrell||05/08/2019||$20.00||Anne Littlefield||05/08/2019||$36.00||Kathy Cunningham||05/05/2019||$50.00||Bayden Ibrahim||05/04/2019||$10.00||Anonymous Friend||05/04/2019||$72.00||Anonymous Friend||05/03/2019||$50.00||Rick Guidelli||05/03/2019||$200.00||Thank you for doing this Emmett||Jean Bellow||05/03/2019||$150.00||Thanks for honoring the Mother's Day Walk for Peace and the important work that Tina Chery and Kim Odom are doing to reduce gun violence in our community.||Thayer Academy OMEGA Club||05/02/2019||$10.00||Thayer Academy OMEGA Club||05/02/2019||$306.00||Jeffrey/Suzanne Gould||04/29/2019||$100.00||Bonnie Bellow||04/29/2019||$90.00||In honor of Emmett and Steven from the Bellow-Handelman Family||Cheryl Burg Rusk||04/29/2019||$50.00||In memory of Steven. Thank you, Emmett, for helping to keep Steven’s legacy strong.||Kim Clay Soucy||04/26/2019||$36.00||Laurie Dunham||04/26/2019||$36.00||Go, Emmett!||Jenny Littlefield||04/26/2019||$150.00||Thank you, Emmett, for giving us all the chance to honor Steven and his parents' lives.||Donna McIsaac||04/26/2019||$25.00||Emmett Bellow, this is very kind of you. Happy to support you in this endeavor. May God bless you all.||Julie Hickey||04/24/2019||$100.00||Katherine Leahy||04/24/2019||$36.00||Mazel tov, Emmett. You clearly inherited your mother's passion for the work of justice, which is good news for all of us.||Sam Sokol||04/24/2019||$36.00||Rest in Peace Steven. Good luck Emmett!!||Katie Hillman||04/23/2019||$36.00||Loring Hamlen||04/23/2019||$72.00||What an incredible way to memorialize such a tragic loss, Emmett. A life as young as Steven’s should never be lost.||Marc Davies||04/23/2019||$36.00||Nice work Emmet, keep thinking about how to repair the world, such thoughts and actions can only help.||Anonymous Friend||04/23/2019||$36.00||Douglas Lowenstein||04/23/2019||$50.00||Wendy and Steve Shenfeld||04/23/2019||$72.00||In honor of Emmett we would like to sponsor him in the amount of $18 x 4 - for Emmett, Steven, Wendy and Steve||KATE LOWENSTEIN||04/21/2019||$40.00||KATE LOWENSTEIN||04/21/2019||$60.00||Ronald Odom Sr.||04/12/2019||$22.00||In memory of Steven, this 22 is for you!||Jennifer Queen||04/12/2019||$25.00||Michele Mallory||04/07/2019||$10.00||Jenny Moore||04/05/2019||$22.00||Michelle McCoy||04/05/2019||$22.00||With lots of LOVE||Gloria Mallory||04/04/2019||$10.00||Sammy Burton||04/04/2019||$22.00||Love you all!||Gloria Mallory||04/04/2019||$22.00||Jon Towslee||04/04/2019||$22.00||Sasha Smith||04/03/2019||$22.00||Tiff & Frank Joyal||04/03/2019||$22.00||Always on my heart||Allison Lee||04/03/2019||$50.00||Steven's memory lives on in everyone's life he touched.||Derek & Angie Edler||04/03/2019||$22.00||Miss and love you Steven||Stephanie Gaines||04/03/2019||$25.00||Susan Wall||04/03/2019||$22.00||Much Respect.||Thaddeus Miles||04/03/2019||$44.00||Sarah Mausner||03/26/2019||$50.00||Dianne Mallory-Coble||03/25/2019||$100.00||Kim Odom||03/22/2019||$10.00||Ronald Odom Sr.||03/22/2019||$50.00||My Love for you My son Steven, will never die.||Kim Odom||03/22/2019||$90.00|