"For some reason God chose me to be the messenger," a message of peace and making positive choices...even when that seems like the hardest decision to make.
Tonya Reed lost her brother Vincent Miles after he was shot to death in front of a house on Elm Tree Lane back in October.
"In this shooting it wasn't one family that was affected it was two," said Reed.
It was the 7th shooting in one week. Reed says it left her grieving and terrified to walk outside.
"It's sad when you can't walk your own streets your own neighborhoods and you feel that you might be vandalized or a stray bullet may come your way," said speaker, Tony Wilson.
So Reed decided to take action. She organized a Non-violence Rally in her neighborhood. There was help from the community but not a large crowd at the rally.
"If we only save one I've still done my job so I still feel blessed even with the amount of attention that it (did get) and the purpose that it's serving so in that I lay down mainstream for my brother's memory," added Reed.
Reed remains hopefull that this rally serves as a step in the right direction to bringing less violence to the community and to also honor her brothers memory.