The story of Laqueta as told to Molly Erickson, director of Public Relations & Creative Communications at Convoy of Hope
Lately, it seems like we’re surrounded by violence — shootings, stabbings — really heavy stuff. My neighbors and I have come up with a system for our kids so they can walk through the park [La Alma in Denver] together in groups. It seems like the safest option to protect them. I’m a full-time student, mother of three and I just started a new job. I’ll be working the night shift at McDonald’s.
We saw the Convoy of Hope Community Event setting up yesterday and wanted to come see what it was about. These events help parents like me. Just because I’m a single mom doesn’t mean I can give half the effort.
My children and I woke up early because we were so excited to come to the event. We’ve been able to get free groceries, flu shots, shoes and other stuff we really needed. This event couldn’t have come at a better time. The community really needed it. We needed it. It’s also a way for us to come together as a community and let the people causing the violence know that we’re not going to stand for it.
It gives us hope.