KATRINA WAS A WAKE-UP CALL
Katrina, FOLLOW YOUR HEART delivered 37 truck and trailer
loads of goods to Louisiana. Traveling across the United States
nineteen times, we saw slums, Indian reservations, ghettos,
people young and old who need help. To see our government
spending money on war and weapons and not helping these people
gave us the momentum to do something to help our country.
For this reason, we founded Follow Your Heart Action Network.
Ten men traveled to New Orleans and the surrounding communities
as volunteers. Several gave testimonies that their lives were
transformed by following their hearts and doing this work.
Since 2005, as the principle founder of Follow Your Heart,
I, Curtis Reliford, have dedicated my life to encouraging
and supporting people who are in need and not receiving proper
In 2007, Follow Your Heart Action Network received 501c3 status
as a non-profit organization. We made a stand for helping
people in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and the surrounding Bay
Area, building our headquarters in this community. We collect
and distribute donated and purchased items to migrant workers
in the fields, low-income apartment complexes, recovery centers
and soup kitchens. Follow Your Heart brings hope in the form
of labor, inspiration and goods. It is a network of caring
individuals banded together to provide grassroots community
Since 2007, we have continued to do this humanitarian work.
Now we have expanded to the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations
in Arizona. Between 2007 and 2014, we made 7 trips there.
We are also expanding our capacity to serve those who need
help the most with grants and new sources of funding. With
the help of God, we will continue expanding throughout the
Our vision is to spread this journey of kindness. We have
all ready witnessed people’s lives changing because
of our work, our positive messages, and our caring and sharing
deliveries have also been given to people in
- Santa Cruz,
- Watsonville, CA (migrant workers)
- San Juanico, Mexico
- Hopi and Navajo reservations in Arizona
Follow Your Heart Action Network’s goals are to expand
here in the United States. Are you with me?