From Longfellow Community Council Board President Marya McIntosh (May 28, 2020)
At this difficult time, the resilience and strength of our community is being tested. The death of George Floyd is a tragedy that needs an immediate response and sadly reflects ongoing issues of institutional racism. The violence last night in Longfellow resulted in damage to many of our essential businesses and loss of security in our community. Sadness, grief and anger are emotions we share collectively. Your neighborhood organization, Longfellow Community Council (LCC) will be here as we have been in the past to assist residents and businesses to maintain, rebuild and sustain the community we all love so much.
We do not have a lot of answers right now, but everything about Greater Longfellow that made a strong, connected and vibrant community two days ago will continue into the future. We are in a moment-by-moment response situation and we will do our best to keep the community informed and help to direct resources where they are needed the most.
LCC will continue to share information, encourage responses from our elected officials and support tangible projects to restore our community. We are already seeing the best of our community materialize through clean-up, assistance to our neighbors and person-to-person support. We are and will always be Longfellow Strong!