GOOD SAMARITANS: A big thank you to Jody Martin and Chris Barkley for helping VOCAL out in a time of crisis. Jody and Chris spent over 80 hours and a couple hundred dollars of their own money in helping VOCAL repair some storm damage. These two fine men heard about VOCAL’s troubles and offered their assistance. VOCAL is much appreciative and would like to recognize Jody and Chris for their support of VOCAL.
VOCAL would also like to thank Billy Williams, Manager of Russell-Do-It-Center in Wetumpka. Mr. Williams donated the paint for our vigil crosses.
It is individuals like these who make our communities a much better place.
In May VOCAL met with DA Brian McVeigh of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties and DA Richard Minor of St Clair County regarding s new VOCAL Chapter in their area. The support of the local district attorney is vital to the success of a VOCAL chapter. DA McVeigh and DA Minor are true warriors for justice who has compassion for the victims and passion for justice. They have given their support to the victims in their area. Also had opportunity to meet with some of the most courageous individuals in the Anniston area - the local homicide survivors. Thanks to Debbie Michelson and Amber Wilson for their southern hospitality.
Two members of the VOCAL Board of Directors spend many, many hours supporting the victims of the Midland City hostage standoff. Thanks to DA Kirke Adams and Shelly Linderman, Director of Wiregrass Angel House, for their dedication to the victims. Thank you both for your compassion for victims and your fight for justice.
Thanks also to the brave warriors of all the law enforcement organizations for working together for Ethan's safe return. It is amazing what can be accomplished when we join together with one common goal and a desire for justice. Charles Albert Poland will be forever remembered as a hero for his bravely.