Speak Up: City should support Peacemakers


Monday, January 1, 2018

I would like to know why the city of Rocky Mount continues to give City Councilman Reuben Blackwell and the OIC $50,000 to do a highway construction class in which you only receive a certificate to be a flagman, the person who holds the stop sign.

The carpentry class is nothing more than a safety course.

Why does the city continually fund Blackwell and the OIC, but yet they give absolutely no consideration to Peacemakers?

Peacemakers is located in one of the most poverty-stricken locations in Rocky Mount, and they are doing a fantastic job serving hundreds of people in that community.

Then again, they will give Bishop Shelton Daniels of Greater Joy Baptist Church $60,000 to do absolutely nothing in that community.

Again, why doesn't the city support Peacemakers?