Community Forum – My Brother’s Keeper

August - What Will Be Your Legacy MonthToo often, we hear about what’s wrong in our communities and areas that need improvement. Through our community forum, My Brother’s Keeper, we decided to redirect our community’s focus on what’s good and highlight organizations that are having a positive impact. Our forum panelist were Pastor Timothy Bates of Nightcrawlers, Minister Andrew Davis Jr. of One Thousand Men Marching, Thaddeus Harris of Transitions Foundation, Inc., and Porter McRavion of H.A.N.D.S, LLC. These gentlemen shared the importance of being involved in the community and why they have chosen to be their brother’s keeper. Our guest learned how they could become allies of these wonderful community movements.

Nightcrawlers meet on Friday nights at 10pm in various neighborhoods throughout Salisbury/Rowan County area. It’s participants walk through neighborhoods singing songs of praise, praying for the community, and conversing with the residents. On Thursday, October 31st  from 7-9pm at Clancy Hills Apartments, Nightcrawlers will be passing out candy, gloves, and toboggans.  To find out more about Nightcrawlers message Pastor Timothy Bates on Facebook or email timothybates70@yahoo.com.

One Thousand Men Marching is an annual event in September that unites men of Salisbury/Rowan County. This year’s theme “Breaking The Chains With Execellence” strongly ties into their mission of connecting communities with existing resources, while empowering men and families; by promoting excellence, education and productive citizenship. To find out more about One Thousand Men Marching visit and like their Facebook Page or email andrewtojo@msn.com. (Minister Davis also oversees a ministry called Fishers of Men.)

Transitions Foundation is a non-profit, faith based organization developed to promote a stronger foundation for youth and parental relationships. Their motto is “Changing lives for a better tomorrow, one youth at a time, one family at a time”.  Transitions is hosting a Zumbathon Fundraiser on Saturday, November 16th at Millers Recreation Center located at 1402 W. Bank St, Salisbury.  To learn more about Transitions Foundation, Inc. visit and like their Facebook Page or email TRANSITIONSTBH@gmail.com.

H.A.N.D.S , LLC  (Helping and Never Denying Success) is a business that provides an alternative living situation for adult/children with mental disabilities. This business sows back into the community by mentoring young men in foster care. They also have a passion for youth who have aged out of the system that needs guidance in that next step beyond foster care. To find out more about H.A.N.D.S visit and like their Facebook Page or email hands4success1@gmail.com.

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