“Thank You Santa Cruz!” from Shreveport, Bogalousa and New Orleans, Louisiana

On October 1, 2005, Curtis Reliford, a community organizer and founder of “Brothers Teaching Brothers,” held a celebration and informal report back at clock tower in Santa Cruz. The event was a way for Shreveport, Bogalousa and New Orleans, Louisiana to say “Thank You” to Santa Cruz community members for their generous support and donations.

The celebration at the clock tower included food, music and photos of the relief effort from Santa Cruz to Louisiana.

Text from flyers at the clock tower:

Our journey was successful, but the mission’s not over.

I’m going back to Louisiana and I’m taking the items that are specifically needed;

* Men’s, women’s, and children’s under garments

* Plus size shirts, blouses and pants

* Socks

* Shoes

* Medical supplies

* Medical funds

* Building funds

Thank you for your prayers and contributions.

“Follow Your Heart”

Contact: Curtis Reliford (831) 246-4240
4700 Freedom Blvd. Aptos, CA 95003

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Brothers Teaching Brothers

Brothers Teaching Brothers is a small non-profit organization that is just getting started. Our goals are to help young people build their self-esteem to focus on their goals until they have achieved them, and to be a positive presence that teaches them the benefits of caring for others.

Founder,
Curtis Reliford

Contact info: (831) 246-4240

See Also:

Santa Cruz Sends Relief to Louisiana

Author: Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen is a reporter and photographer in the Monterey Bay Area, and a collective member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay). Follow him on social media: @BradleySA.