HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A group is putting one foot in front of the other while extending their arms to help lower the number of crimes happening in the community. Its members will lead a march in north Huntsville this weekend promoting peace over violence. The message is love more and hate less.
Every act of crime impacts someone. Most hurt the victims and those who know the victims.
“It’s really saddening we have so much violence going on. To me, it’s just time for a change,” said Member Letoria Mayberry.
Some catch the attention of strangers.
“Honestly with me, my heart goes out to the family. My heart goes out to the community,” added Mayberry.
Mayberry and her friends belong to a group called Beyond the Walls. The diverse group of Christians put thoughts into action, bring people together and promote love and peace outside of the church.
“It’s just wanting a change. It’s wanting our communities to be better and seeing our young people succeed in life,” added Mayberry.
The group’s latest project is a march which includes prayer, fellowship, moment of silence for victims of violence and suicide.
“We’re anticipating this. It’s the jitters and butterflies in our stomachs. We know this is going to work. We know this is going to be effective,” said BTW Member Dewayne High.
The public, regardless of where they live, can be a part of the march. The march will happen at the Richard Showers Center located 4600 Blue Spring Road. The march starts at 4:00 pm.