'Rise Up' event distributes 200+ turkeys; promotes non-violence - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

'Rise Up' event distributes 200+ turkeys; promotes non-violence in Columbus

(Source: Facebook) (Source: Facebook)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One Columbus church is doing what it can to promote unity and non-violence in a west Columbus neighborhood.

Revamp Church hosted an event called Rise Up Saturday morning.

Community leaders, as well as residents throughout the community, showed up for a march around 29th street and near Wilson Apartments. 

The pastor of Revamp Church says today was another way to continue the conversation about being the change throughout the community. 

"This is one of the areas that we see high crime. I want to go into the trenches and to the areas where there's high crime and say 'Hey, you know it doesn't make sense to go downtown and march, let's go to where the crime is taking place.' So I want to go and march in those areas and say we're here. We're unified. Where there's unity there's strength," says Pastor Mays.

Several members of Columbus police department, Muscogee County Sheriff Donna Tompkins, Marshal Greg Countryman and Councilman Skip Henderson were all in attendance. 

After the march, Revamp Church handed out about 200 turkeys to people in need. 

Copyright 2017 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • College student arrested; tried to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex

    College student arrested; tried to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:38 PM EST2017-12-13 20:38:04 GMT

    Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer.  

    More >>

    Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer.  

    More >>
  • Roy Moore responds after Senate loss to Doug Jones

    Roy Moore responds after Senate loss to Doug Jones

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:58 PM EST2017-12-14 03:58:33 GMT
    (Source: Moore campaign)(Source: Moore campaign)

    Roy Moore has released a statement following his loss to Senator-elect Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.  Moore released a video to the people of Alabama. The transcript is below: Tomorrow, my wife and I will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. I want to thank her and all my family, for standing with me through this long and arduous campaign. And of course, I want to thank all of you who have stood with me in this very important battle for the future of our country. We ...

    More >>

    Roy Moore has released a statement following his loss to Senator-elect Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.  Moore released a video to the people of Alabama. The transcript is below: Tomorrow, my wife and I will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. I want to thank her and all my family, for standing with me through this long and arduous campaign. And of course, I want to thank all of you who have stood with me in this very important battle for the future of our country. We ...

    More >>
  • Dan Johnson: KY State Rep. kills himself in Bullitt County

    Dan Johnson: KY State Rep. kills himself in Bullitt County

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-12-14 04:29:43 GMT

    Kentucky state representative "Pope" Dan Johnson has committed suicide, days after a report surfaced alleging he assaulted a teenage girl in 2013.

    More >>

    Kentucky state representative "Pope" Dan Johnson has committed suicide, days after a report surfaced alleging he assaulted a teenage girl in 2013.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly