September 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Sam's Town Hotel and Casino
315 Clyde Fant Pkwy Shreveport
LA 71101

United Way of Northwest Louisiana Campaign Kickoff

Hosted by United Way of Northwest Louisiana

Come help kick off this year’s United Way campaign! Doors open at 11:30am, lunch and program will start at 12 noon. Reserved tables of 8 are available for $350. Contact Catherine Simpson at catherine@unitedwaynwla.org

Rod Demery will be our featured speaker. A former homicide detective for the Shreveport Police Department, Mr. Demery solved 99 percent of the 60-plus cases in which he served as lead detective.

When Mr. Demery was three years old, a pair of grave-faced police officers came to his grandmother’s home to tell them his mother had been murdered — stabbed nine times. Later, when Demery was in his 20s, his brother was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

For more than 25 years, he worked to break the cycle of violence that tore his family apart. Today, Mr. Demery continues to be driven to find justice and resolution for the families of murder victims, just like his own. He will share his personal understanding, fortitude and optimism as part of our 2017 Kickoff.

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