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jaylan saunders family fund

Dear CGM friends and family,


Last week, Jaylan Saunders, a 16 year-old student in our program, was shot and killed as he slept at home. Many people, through various social media channels or in private communication, have expressed a desire to help his family in the aftermath of this senseless loss.

Common Ground Montgomery will be serving as an instrument of collection to help the family in three ways:

  1. Collection of remaining funeral expenses (the service will be on Saturday, February 2nd, at River City Church—301 Dexter Ave—at noon)

  2. Money to help the family during this time of lost wages and also to help with relocation away from the house (in which he was killed in front of his mom and twin sister)

  3. Long term professional trauma counseling costs for his mom and sisters

Would you consider donating toward these expenses either online ( under the “13. Jaylan Saunders Family Fund” line item, or via check sent to :

Common Ground Montgomery
P.O. Box 1866
Montgomery, Al. 36102

We thank you so much for your kindness and mercy during this devastating time.

Psalm 34:3,
Bryan Kelly