Local church holds memorial for George Floyd and those affected by COVID-19

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SLOCOMB, Ala. (WDHN) — County Line Missionary Baptist Church in Slocomb came together for a memorial of George Floyd as well as those who lost their lives to COVID-19.

“Part of our goal here as well is to talk about COVID-19..half of the deaths here are our African Americans. Our charge to Gov. Ivey and other state representatives is to bring in more testing locations throughout Geneva County. There are those who don’t have transportation to get from one location to the next and the only way we can test if we have locations in our communities. We want the nursing homes covered residents and employees..our seniors and vulnerable communities are suffering,” Former Mayor Vickie Moore said.

During this uncertain time, the church’s goal was to bring the community together and bring notice to the issues at hand such as police brutality and racism.

Ms. Moore believes the only solution to getting past that is to love one another regardless of race or gender.

“We’re up for the challenge to make a difference and make change. It starts here, it starts at home, it starts at the school because at the end of the day we will be judged on how we treat one another,” Moore said.

Moore says she’s not in favor of people rioting and wants people to protest peacefully to get the message across. She says the world cannot afford people regardless of race to remain silent.

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