Thanksgiving donors needed
11/1/2013, 6 a.m.
The Beverly Cunningham Outreach Program will be feeding families impacted by domestic violence at its third annual Thanksgiving Dinner, but it needs help to make it happen.
On Nov. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m., the nonprofit will provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey and all the trimmings to 140 mothers and children in partnership with This Is It BBQ & Seafood and Empowering Success Today Inc.
Roderick Cunningham, the group’s executive director, says they depend on donations to help support the families.
“All sponsorships and donations are tax-deductible,” he said.
The outreach program is named for his mother, who was shot to death by his stepfather and her husband of 10 years, Leroy Brown, on Oct. 27, 2009.
Cunningham and brother Demetrius were in the home when their mother was shot in the head while lying in bed. He says she endured years of mental and verbal abuse before her husband killed her.
He founded the nonprofit in July 2010 to provide individual and group counseling and advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence and to offer an outlet for youth who are at risk of becoming victims of violence and substance abuse.
Donations can be made at http://bcop
.org/3rd-annual-thanksgiving-dinner. For more information, visit http://bcop.org or call 404-771-2247.