JAVA meeting provides healing and election info

JAVA invited family members of victims who have an angelversary or birthday in October to a meeting and vigil this weekend.

Posted: Nov 4, 2018 5:33 PM
Updated: Nov 5, 2018 6:24 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind, (WFFT)- JAVA invited family members of victims who have an angelversary or birthday in October to a meeting and vigil this weekend.

Families brought balloons and other items in their loved ones honor. As the families remembered those loved ones, the message of making a change and voting was also expressed.

They also walked away with voter information for Tuesday's election to get familiar with who is running.

“We wanted to take time and give our members information and help them be equipped so when they go to the polls they make a good decision,” Co-founder Amy Davis said.

Ronella Elkins, a mother who lost her child by turning him in to police spoke in support of JAVA and encouraged the community to come together to be the change the city needs to see.

"I believe if we come together as a community, it starts somewhere. We can make a change," Elkins said.

The meeting for October was rescheduled for this weekend because of weather.

The next meeting for November will be after Thanksgiving at Calvary United Methodist Church.

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