Along the route we need:
- Lodging: church floors, retreat centers, houses and motel rooms are among the options. Our number will vary widely from as few as 3 to as many as 20, depending on our location. We are most grateful for lodging that includes showers and access to a kitchen.
- Food: We seek people along the route to provide one or more meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Opportunities to listen and talk: These might include arranging for us to hear the story of a murder victim family member or family member of someone on death row. Also, we want to talk with groups – church and clergy groups – both Protestant and Catholic - are our favorites but we’ll consider any group that’s suggested.
- Suggestions for public witness and prayer: Sites of murders in your town, your county courthouse, etc. are options. We prefer to vigil at governmental locations only if we have local residents with us.
- Vehicle support: At times, we’ll need someone to drive along near us with water and first aid and to ferry our supplies and even us to our lodging for the night.
- Funds: We do have costs to cover. Excess funds will be used to support work with families of people on death row and outreach and support for families of murder victims. Please send donations to Nazareth House, 2720 Poole Road, Raleigh, NC 27610 and write "Pilgrimage" in the memo line.
- Spread the word: Please pass on information about our Pilgimage to your friends, faith communities, and peace and justice organizations. Our blog web address is http://abolition-reconciliation.blogspot.com/ .