Rockford Scanner™: 100 Strong & Their Fundraiser Event




Learn more about 100 Strong at http://100strong-rockford.com/
Also like them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/pg/100STRONGCOMMUNITYSAFEHOUSE/

100 STRONG was formed in January of 2016 by a handful of bold men that made the call to ALL concerned men in Rockford that realize that we have no right to complain about the problems that’s going on in Rockford if all we’re gonna do is open our mouth but not be willing to lift a finger to help towards a solution. This call to action was a response to the several deaths, shootings and chaotic state of mind of the Rockford Youth.
Learn more at http://100strong-rockford.com/about/

They held a fundraiser event on Saturday August 17th 2019 in the afternoon at their safe house at 4111 Auburn, Across from the Auburn Manor.

They are a non profit organization that helps the community.  The fundraiser on Saturday was to help with funding the young bull athletics team. All donations go towards transporting the children to and from games and practice, equipment, referees, etc. Also for our community center that keeps our youth out of the streets and helps them and their families when in need .

They had delicious chicken sandwich’s and a pop for a few bucks.
We highly recommend you trying their chicken sandwich’s!


We sat down and talked with one of the board members of the 100 Strong, Danny B Worley.  He describes what 100 Strong is, how they help the community,  their goals and how they started, etc… Take a few minutes and watch the interview below.


Credit: 100 Strong

You can help by donating at http://100strong-rockford.com/wall-of-donors/

100 Strong’s primary mission is to educate, mentor and support programming that advances the positive interests of youth throughout Rockford.

100 STRONG is a grassroots organization consisting of men and women with a common goal of helping our community by teaching, mentoring, empowering, and uplifting our youth.

The members of 100 Strong are devoted to improving the quality of life for African-Americans-particular young males-through programs focusing on positive social interaction, economic empowerment, mentoring and education. We seek to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment where our children are motivated to achieve and to empower our young people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve. We do this by coordinating our efforts and by focusing attention on systemic issues that impede African Americans from achieving a higher quality of life.

Some of our main objectives in this Safe House are:
1) Crime reduction by providing skills and an open work environment.
2) Illiteracy reduction by introducing non-traditional avenues of learning and education.
3) Neighborhood development by inspiring community members with a renowned sense of self-worth, self-pride
and self-esteem.
4) Increasing positive social interaction by providing a place where youth can freely resolve peer conflicts in
a safe and loving environment.

If each one can reach one to teach one we can change our community!

Contact them at  100strongmen@gmail.com
or stop on in at 4111 Auburn st, across from Auburn Manor

Source: http://100strong-rockford.com

 









Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries in Rockford, Temp. Shuts Down School st





Around 11:30 pm tonight there was an auto accident with injuries in Rockford. 

It happened on School st just East of Forest ave.  

Two vehicles were involved in the accident.  

3 Ambulances were requested to the scene.
Sounds like the injuries were non life threatening, but not yet confirmed. 

We were told there was possible extrication needed. But from what I saw at the scene, it appeared that they did not need to extricate anyone from any of the vehicles. 

There was a large crowd on scene, so several officers were on scene for the accident and also to help with crowd control. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

The accident temporarily shut down School st for approx. an hour while emergency personnel worked the scene. It has since re-opened. 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired in Rockford, Police Investigating




Sources were reporting numerous police officers in the area of Blackhawk Housing near Buckbee around 11 pm tonight.

Officers said there was a shot spotter alert of shots fired in the area.

Officers investigated the incident. No injuries or property damage.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Stabbing in Belvidere





Sources told us a little after 9 pm tonight there was a stabbing in Belvidere. It happened on Logan ave.  Reports of a Hispanic male that was stabbed in the back. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. Unknown on suspect information.