Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
We are Ira and Angela Walton, laborers and servants in Crenshaw County, Alabama, where I am currently the shepherd of the Crenshaw Community Baptist Church. After retiring from the Marines, we relocated to Alabama and I became a police officer. In 1999, we purchased 29 acres for a homestead and decided to dedicate its uses for the Glory of the Lord.
Our nation and communities have witnessed many tragedies involving our youth, which was a driving force behind building a youth camp as a place of refuge. For twenty-one years, we have labored long and hard towards this enormous vision and by the grace of God, we have remained debt-free. We are praying that with your assistance, we can raise $100,000.00 to complete the construction of the boys and girls dormitories and furnish all the buildings with the necessities needed to operate.
With the assistance of several churches and friends, we have seen the construction of the 1600 sq-ft offices and recreation building and the 3600 sq-ft dining facilities which will be used as our tabernacle. Camp Legacy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a secure site for those who wish to donate online.
Camp Legacy was conceived and designed with the intent of being an IMPACT CAMP, a camp that assists in redirecting our children’s attention to factual realities, both physical and spiritual. Our goal is to reestablish attributes such as character, integrity, honesty, and compassion. We believe that these attributes are vital in becoming a productive adult; individuals that don't work toward possessing these values will eventually see the deficiencies manifest themselves in their choices and consequences.
The youth of today are not the children of yesteryear. They are the children of an era of technology living in a virtual, visual, high-tech and ultra-fast world. This life has altered, if not completely changed, many of their realities. However, even though their realities may have changed, we all know the consequences of a purposeless life. We believe that if our children are to become the productive adults of tomorrow, they must understand their worth, their purpose, and their value…today.
I truly believe our society is making a grave mistake by not engaging, encouraging, inspiring, and challenging our children at an early stage in life. We believe if children understand their life worth and are taught to believe they were born with a purpose and are presented with consequences, both good and bad, they will not only hold onto this information but value it as they move forward, applying many of these lessons into their daily lives. This, in return, will make our youth more cognizant of their decisions and choices.
We at Camp Legacy and in partnership with the Brothers of Cyrene, believe that this is the viable solution that will assist in lowering teenage pregnancy, decrease the number of high school dropouts, crime, hopelessness, and despair. Prevention is so much better than remediation. We sincerely believe that Camp Legacy, with your help, will be the prevention for many of our youth, especially those that are considered at risk.
Thank you in advance for your consideration in partnering with us in making this vision a reality.
Ira & Angela Walton Sr.