Anti-violence organization looks for more volunteers in Kansas City

Bill Grady
August 10, 2017 - 7:56 am
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If you are a Kansas City mother, aunt or grandmother, "Mothers in Charge" wants you. 

The 501(c)(3) organization reaches out to families affected by homicide. Members are reaching out to recruit more volunteers. 

Thursday at 6 p.m. M.I.C. is holding an event called "Calling All Mothers" at the Mohart Multipurpose Center at 3200 Wayne Avenue. 

Rosilyn Temple is president of the Kansas City chapter.

"We have vigils and requests," Temple says. "When a homicide occurs, we hold candlelight vigils, prayer vigils."

Canvassing is a major part of the work.

"Canvassing is going back into the community, maybe the neighborhood where the homicide occurs, and the detectives might need us," Temple said.

Volunteers are asked to work a couple of hours per week.

"They will be trained because we want to be accountable," Temple said.

Temple got involved in the group after she lost her son to murder several years ago.

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