We’re Down For The Cause

Running Toward the Light was born on 6/23/16. We are a community who care about the conditions in Baltimore, MD and are working to make things better. To date, we have:

  • Identified and recruited a board of directors from a wide range of backgrounds (so it won’t be my own narrow vision):
    • Minister Jenn Orr
    • Gene Orr
    • Reverend Mary Jones
    • Minister Johnny Jones
    • Reverend Hattie Jackson
    • Catalina Byrd
    • Dana Lee
    • Ana Temple Rodney
    • Mosno Al-Moseeki
  • Solicited donors (both through an online campaign https://www.youcaring.com/running-toward-the-light-inc-non-profit-590951 and in person) and raised $425
  • Gotten an EIN
  • Rented a PO Box
  • Secured a space for a community center (First Philadelphia Baptist Church, 2120 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218)
  • Ordered business cards
  • Designed t-shirts and bumper stickers to sell for fundraising
  • Ordered bracelets to sell for fundraising
  • Reached out to several organizations who may help with funding and/or volunteers
  • Gotten 501(c)(3) status, which will enable us to apply for more funding and grants

I’m about this life and I’m 1000% in. I grew up running the streets of Baltimore. I love people and I’m tired of all the darkness in this world. When we join our lights together, we can make exponentially more difference than what we can do alone. I’m ready to LIGHT IT UP!!!

Peace and love,

Minister Orr



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