Yesterday, I learned about a horrific accident in Louisville involving four teens who are members of Youth Alive (where I have been doing community art programming through the Louisville Visual Art Association since this summer). After leaving a holiday party at the Presbyterian Community Center on Thursday night, Arron Shields, Jemar, Demar, and Marc Claybrooks were killed in a car accident. You can read the full story here.
Three of the boys were brothers (two of them twins). The fourth boy was also a twin. I cannot image how their parents are coping. Clearly, this will be a tremendous loss for the families and everyone at Youth Alive to cope with. The families are surely also struggling to pay to bury their children. If you would like to make a contribution to the families, please make it to the Youth Alive Fund for the Benefit of the Claybrooks and Shields families at any Republic Bank.
The funeral for Arron Shields will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Church, 1008 S. 15th St., with visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Rogers-Awkard & Lyons Funeral Home, 951 S. Preston St. Visitation for the Claybrooks brothers will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at G.C. Williams Funeral Home, 1935 W. Broadway. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lampton Baptist Church, 850 S. Fourth St.