The Last Hope Movement Wants To Stop The Violence


By Sarah Cantey

We are past the halfway mark of January and there have still been no murders in montgomery.

But after a violent 2013, will that last?

The founder of The Last Hope Movement hopes so, and this weekend held a kick off rally to encourage the community to stop the violence.

Tori Hardy started the non profit organization just days after three people were killed inside Centennial Hill Bar and Grill. The idea started as a personal passion, empathizing with family members of the victims and the suspects. Her sister was murdered and her son jailed for gun violence.

Dozens attended the kickoff event in the Freewill Missionary Baptist Church had motivational speakers and prayer.

Tori Hardy said, "We are not here to judge one another. Because we have all experienced this. I just want everyone to come together as one. A movement is an army, a team and I want our support to be just that."

Tori Hardy hopes to expand the movement with more events, marches and rallies, even providing counseling and drug prevention programs. Her website ( should be up and running soon.
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