Dozens from the 100 Fearless Peacemakers attended Monday night’s Roanoke city council meeting as group leaders asked city council members for their support.
The group has grown to dozens of members since it first got started in September. Many members helped fill the seats inside city council chambers, wearing their red, white and black 100 Fearless sweatshirts.
The group’s mission is to help combat crime and promote peace in the community, according to organizers. Members have gone door-to-door spreading their message. They have also held conflict resolution classes and helped people find jobs with a recent job fair.
Group leaders told council members about their purpose and how the group has grown to almost 100 members.
“We put that number out there as a hope and hoping to see 100 people or more take stock in their community and realize there’s an issue and to understand that that issue is not going to be resolved until we do something,” said Pamela Smith, a captain with the 100 Fearless Peacemakers.
Council members expressed their support and approval of the group’s mission and what it has accomplished. They also encouraged the 100 Fearless Peacemakers to continue their efforts to improve the community.
If you are interested in joining the 100 Fearless Peacemakers, they hold weekly meetings on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at the Paradise Cathedral on Melrose Avenue.