February 5th was a tragic day in our Dayton community. On that day 3 men lost their lives to gun violence: Damian Chancellor, 23; Kevin Johnson, 29; and Diamond Carolton, 37. Damian was robbed and shot on Hudson Avenue, Kevin was a victim of domestic violence in an altercation with his father on Wyoming Street, and Diamond lost his life in what appears to have been a drug deal gone badly. Because Diamond was from North Baltimore and all services will be held there, we will include him in our prayers but will not meet at that site. Our first vigil will begin on Hudson Avenue at 12:00 noon followed by the second one on Wyoming Street at 12:40. Believing that all life is precious, we join our prayers for these men and their families.
- DIRECTIONS – 12:00 noon, 2100 N. Main Street – Damian Chancellor, 23
Take Salem Avenue to W. Hillcrest Avenue. Turn LEFT on W. Hillcrest and go 1.5 miles. Turn RIGHT on N. Main Street and go 0.6 miles to E. Hudson Avenue. Turn LEFT on E. Hudson Avenue, near N. Main Street.
Take I-75 North toward Toledo. Take OH-48/N. Main Street, Exit 54-A and go 0.3 miles. Turn LEFT onto N. Main Street/OH 48 and go 1.2 miles. Turn RIGHT and park on E. Hudson Avenue, near N. Man St.
- DIRECTIONS – 12:40, 700 Block of Wyoming Street – Kevin Johnson, 29 (From Hudson Avenue)
Go Northeast on E. Hudson Avenue
Take 2nd RIGHT onto Riverside Dr. and go 1.75 miles. Riverside becomes Patterson Blvd. and go 0.2 miles.
Turn RIGHT on 2nd Street and then take the first LEFT onto N. Saint Clair Street.
Take first LEFT onto E. 3rd Street.
Take 3rd RIGHT onto Wayne Avenue and go 1.2 miles.
Turn LEFT onto Wyoming Street, 700 block of Wyoming Street.
“If you see what needs to be repaired and how to repair it, then you have found a piece of the world that God has left for you to complete. But if you only see what is wrong and how ugly it is, then it is yourself that needs repair.” (Rabbi Tzvi Freeman)
Sr. Jeanette, Coordinator of Vigils
Roger Emery, Coordinator of E-mail
Bill Werling, Coordinator of outreach to Family and Neighborhood
P.S.: During these winter months be alert to winter advisories and street conditions.