Friday Update

I will a guest panelist on WGNU 920 AM Radio, Sunday, August 31st. at 1:30 p.m. central time. Host- Clarence Jackson. We will be discussing Michael Brown’s death and how Ferguson will move forward as a community. I will also discuss the I Love Ferguson Campaign. Please spread the word. I believe this will be a positive and informative discussion.P.S We have the Ferguson’s Jolly Trolley, City Walk Trolley and several church vans for tomorrow’s neighborhood outreach program. I could still use several vans for transporting volunteers. Please e-mail me at brianp.fletcher@gmail.com or call me at 314-852-4754 to help distribute yard signs or donate use of a van.There will be free refreshments at the Corner Coffee House starting at 9:00 a.m. Please bring your friends, family and neighbors–the more the merrier.A shout to Steve and Donna Hewkin of Hewkin Auto Body and Rob and Lisa Chabot of Mobile Eye Care Solutions for donating $1000 each to the I Love Ferguson Committee. Also, we will have volunteers at the Ferguson Farmer’s Market with assorted colored t-shirts and yard signs. Red koozies with white lettering “I Love Ferguson” starting Tuesday. We will be selling the koozies for $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00. Oval shaped “I Love Ferguson” bumper stickers will also be available Tuesday for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.Brian Fletcher,ChairmanI Love Ferguson...

Message from Brian Fletcher, I Love Ferguson Committee Chairman

A STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN: I believe, God only gives us what we can handle. From this tragedy, Ferguson will rise a stronger, wiser, and more humble community. With all my heart, it is my belief that our city’s legacy will not only be defined by the shots that took Michael Brown’s life on August, 9, 2014, but by the strength of character that of all our citizens both black and white and how we move forward. We will accept this opportunity and challenge cast upon us by showing the Nation and the World that this indeed will not be our final legacy. That we might become an example of a model community of racial harmony throughout the world. God Bless Ferguson! Brian Fletcher, Chairman Love Ferguson Committee...

New Tee Shirt Colors, Saturday Event & More…

New I Love Ferg tee shirts are here!  We now have four different colors available: royal blue, safety green, orange and gray.  Stop by the Corner Coffee House during the week or the Ferguson Farmer’s Market this Saturday to purchase your shirts.  They are $10 each.  We also have just gotten another 3,000 I Love Ferguson yard signs and more being printed.  Let’s cover St. Louis with I Love Ferguson signs!  Also we now have I Love Ferg bumper stickers for $2 each or three for $5.  Money is going to Ferguson Youth Initiative and to the I Love Ferguson Committee to continue our work. We need over 100 volunteers for our yard sign sweep community outreach on this Saturday, August 30th from 10:00am-2:00pm to distribute yard signs at local stores in Ferguson and to the outskirts of the city. We will meet at 9:30am at the Corner Coffee House. There will be free refreshments in the morning.  Church vans and buses are being provided for our transportation.  You do not need to be a Ferguson resident to help in this important outreach effort. If Ferguson and our St. Louis community at large is going to begin the healing, we must reach out to those in our city who feel disenfranchised. We must work together to communicate. Please respond by e-mail at Ilovefergusoncommittee@gmail.com. Media will covering this story. I am pleading with you for your help. Contact your youth groups, church friends, boy scout troops teachers, social workers and so on..Bring several friends, neighbors and family. I believe in all of you. Will we succeed, its totally up to...

Reinvest North County Fund Provides Funding for Ferguson Businesses

North County Incorporated along with the St. Louis Regional Business Council Announces Reinvest North County Fund Immediate Investment for North County Business and Community Relief (St. Louis, Missouri): North County Inc., regional development association along with the St. Louis Regional Business Council (RBC) has organized an immediate business response to support small business owners and school children who were impacted by the recent tragedy in the city of Ferguson and surrounding communities. Leadership with the RBC and NCI are deeply concerned and stand with the people who live, work and go to school in these communities. The purpose of the Reinvest North County Fund is twofold: first, to provide immediate relief to small business which have been hurt by this tragedy and second, to provide school districts with appropriate resources to show their children how important school is, particularly in times of distress. The Regional Business Council has stepped up with a $10,000 donation for this effort and has enlisted the following inaugural donors: the Civic Pride Foundation of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, Clark-Fox Family Foundation, Negwer Materials, Inc., St. Louis Regional Chamber, UMB Bank, the University of Missouri St. Louis and the Kwame Foundation. These donors will also be making donations to the fund today. Further donations are encouraged to support this effort; checks can be made payable to the Reinvest North County Fund at the 501(c)3 non-profit North County Regional Development Association (NCI), 350B Village Square Drive, Hazelwood, MO 63042. An allocation panel comprised of representatives from the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, the RBC’s Young Professionals Network, the Kwame Foundation, UMB Bank-Ferguson...

Wednesday Morning Update

Good morning! Mulligan printing is taking a leap of faith. They decided to go ahead and print another 5000- I Love Ferguson yard signs. However we are only committed to pay for 3000. Jerry Kiske and his entire staff including Marie believe in our message of love, healing and growth. His company has practically been running our signs non-stop for the last week. I have reached out to the Northwest Chamber of Commerce, the Greater North County Chamber, and North County Inc. to assist us in our efforts to help rebuild the West Florissant Corridor damage by violence and place our signs throughout St. Louis. We are receiving reports that our signs are popping up throughout St. Louis and St. Charles County. We have ordered 500 t-shits, three different colors as requested. Orange, light green and a teal blue that say I Love Ferguson. Hopefully we will start receiving them later today. We have also ordered 500 Red with white print, I Love Ferguson, can Koozes. In addition 1000 I Love Ferguson window and bumper stickers are on the way. MANY people have been asking how THEY can help. The time is HERE and we need your help NOW. We need over 100 volunteers for a Major effort on this Saturday, August 30th from 10:00am-2:00pm to distribute yard signs at local stores in Ferguson and well as Ferguson neighborhoods to the far east, north, south and west of the city. We will meet at 9:30am at the Corner Coffee House with muffins, bagels and coffee. You do not need to be a Ferguson resident to help in this important...