Overcomers With Hope (OWH), founded by Bishop J. E. Watkins, is the current tenant of Liberty Hall, 1485 8th Street, Oakland, CA, and is a non-profit organization that trains at risk youth in Television/Digital Arts Media Production. Overcomers With Hope also uses the building as a community center that organizes referrals for jobs, food, utilities restoration, housing search and financial assistance. They will even help those in need with finding a means for first and last month’s rent and help pay up to 3 months in back rent. Bishop Watkins operates a community chapel in the building with counseling and prayer services from 10-4pm, with a 24 hour prayer line in the works. Citi Property Holdings, Inc. has refused to renew the lease for Overcomers With Hope at Liberty Hall which means Overcomers With Hope needs to relocate and find a new home (by April 2, 2013) for over $1 million worth of equipment, and find a new place to render services to the community, putting their constituents in West Oakland at further risk.
Official Hashtag: #SaveLibertyHall
Official Twitter: @SaveLibertyHall https://twitter.com/savelibertyhallOfficial
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-the-Marcus-Garvey-UNIA-Building/298705740240602Change.org
With Hope Website: www.overcomerswithhope.com
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- andrew lubsey
- Albrion Symonette