Organization Leaders Partner With Local Clergy, Law Enforcement and Community Groups In Moment Of Prayer and Call To Action.
In response to recent multiple shootings and increasing homicides in the city, Crimestoppers Greater New Orleans (Crimestoppers GNO) and Project Good Samaritan Chairs, Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Pastor Antoine Barriere, requested the community come together last Friday, June 23, at the Saint Louis Cathedral to announce an increased reward for tips in shootings and homicides.
The reward increase will last over the summer months and be implemented throughout the nine parishes the non-profit organization serves. Crimestoppers GNO serves as an invaluable resource to the local community, providing concerned citizens with a safe and anonymous way to report and reduce crime in their neighborhoods.
In addition to announcing its increased reward for tips, Crimestoppers GNO called for a day of prayer and healing. Members of the clergy, law enforcement, victims’ families and other local service providers united in prayer during the event to begin the process of healing from the sting of violence recent events have wrought.
“It is time to begin the healing process and unite against violence in our city,” says Cusanza. “There are a number of ways community members can get involved and I invite each and every concerned citizen to join us in this effort.”
Stand United in Prayer
Following the call to prayer on Friday, Crimestoppers Greater New Orleans announced a monthly day of prayer and healing. Once a month, church bells will ring throughout the city and call for citizens to stop for a moment of reflection. Crimestoppers GNO is also calling on citizens to provide prayer requests at participating churches for congregations to hold up in prayer. Prayer request submissions can be made online at goo.gl/4zwrKp.
About Crimestoppers Greater New Orleans: Crimestoppers Greater New Orleans, is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that works in cooperation with local law enforcement, media, and the general public to solve and prevent crimes in the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Plaquemines and Washington. To report a crime tip please call (504) 822-1111. To find out more visit www.crimestoppersgno.org