Louisiana man in Ashland, collects donations for Navajo/ Hopi reservations

ASHLAND, Ore.– If you’ve driven through Ashland in the last couple weeks chances are you’ve seen a truck decked out in American flags and signs calling for peace and donations.

The truck belongs to Louisiana native Curtis Reliford and it’s known as the Santa Cruz Peace Train and a part of his non-profit Follow Your Heart Action Network.

As Reliford describes it, the origins of the peace train came about in 2005 when Louisiana was hit by Hurricane Katrina. Reliford was in Santa Cruz, California at the time having left his home to get away from a life of drugs and alcohol that had taken over his younger years.