FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Since the shooting death of Michael Brown near the Canfield Green Apartments, the everyday life of residents there has been altered due to protests and heavy policing in the area. But there is push underway to help residents in the area there get basic necessities.
Buses are no longer running according to their normal schedule, and many stores in the area are closed due to looting or safety concerns. As expected under the circumstances, residents are running short on supplies.
A coalition of various organizations have brought in some basic necessities including food, water and, and diapers. Health screenings and counseling is also available.
“This is a community effort to reach out and meet the needs of the people. Sometimes in all the chaos that is going on at night, and the confusion about what’s going to happen in the case during the daytime [can get people lost],” said Pastor Traci Blackmon of Christ the King United Church of Christ.
Hopewell, Better Family Life, People’s Health Center, The Urban League, and St. Louis Clergy Coalition are all behind this effort to help.