The Silver Lining of Hope Crusade (SLOH), Inc. is a spiritually based, non-profit organization that serves the community by raising awareness of violence and crime in Los Angeles and actively trying to stop it in an effort to create a better community for L.A.’s youth.
In November 2009, pastors from 30 different churches came together to make a change in the community. They went out and stood on street corners to speak to the public about the extremely high levels of crime and violence in the area. SLOH also handed out more than 3,400 black and silver ribbons which symbolized that behind every dark cloud there is a silver lining of hope through prayer.
The Crusade also tries to include youth in church programs to give them an alternative to gang involvement. Many reformed gang members have joined to spread the word to youth that gangs are not the way to a long and successful life.
On Saturday March 20, 2010, SLOH, led by Reverend Winford Bell and the Mount Olive Baptist Church, will go to the streets again from 10am to 1pm at the corners of: Slauson and Crenshaw, Rodeo and La Brea, Centinela and La Brea, and Century and Crenshaw to spread the message that crime and violence in our neighborhoods must stop.
If you want to be involved e-mail Reverend Bell at silverliningofhope@yahoo.com.