Ferguson community comes together after tense days

About 100 demonstrators marched to the Ferguson, Mo., police department Friday night in a peaceful protest with no arrests, which has many feeling that the community is coming back to life, CBS News' Vladimir Duthiers reports.

On the site where Michael Brown was shot by Police Officer Darren Wilson at a Ferguson apartment complex, a sign of charity has emerged.

As people gather at the growing memorial to Brown, so do tents for groups handing out canned goods - even paying bills - for anyone who needs it.

"We're taking this all the way until we can make this a real sustainable change and really have this community to come together and heal," said Miranda Jones, manager for Better Family Life. "I just appreciate all these volunteers. They keep coming back, even when it's not time for them to get off work. It's not about work for us. It's about our community, and that's why we're here."

"I'm confined to my home at this certain time because I don't want to come outside," said resident Latasha Buckingham. "So it's very helpful, and it's very considerate because people are thinking of us and our community and what we are going through as citizens who have to live and work here."

Further down on West Florissant Avenue, the site of looting nearly two weeks ago, two churches come together to offer free lunches to school kids while the school year is postponed because of the protests.

"This event that we're a part of is a temporary event," said Calvin Scott of Believers Temple World Fellowship of St. Louis County. "The bigger picture is of course what are we going to do to not only bring about change but sustain change because the moment will pass, and if we don't do something to sustain excitement and a difference of life, then we've done ourselves a disservice as a community, frankly."

For Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, that kind of neighborly support is what will mend this community torn apart by racial tension.

"We have to continue to work hard to create change," Johnson said. "I think if they see that, OK, we've had a couple calm days and now the talk stops, now the concern stops, that distrust begins to build again."

CBS News has learned that on Sunday Brown's parents will join the parents of Trayvon Martin, the teen killed in Florida in 2012, at a peace rally in St. Louis. Brown's family plans to hold his funeral and memorial service Monday.

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