MEET CLAUDIA

CLAUDIA M. SANTIAGO
Executive Director

Claudia has a Ministry Degree with The Lord’s Outreach International  and is an Ordained Minister with Christian National Church, Claudia is also  an Ordained Chaplain with Inter-America's Chaplians Association.

 

She is the co-owner of FLYGUYPHOTOSHOP, an Online company assisting families with sending cards to Incarcerated family members.

She is  Married  to Anthoy Smith.  Together they have 8 children. 

She was inspired to create this nonprofit because of a car ride one day to visit her now Husband Anthony Smith who was Incarcerated.

CLAUDIA'S STORY
 

After spending 3 days in a County Jail in 2018, RTCPrisonMinistry was a Yearning God Placed In My heart. I realized everyone complained about not getting mail! The Pain of the lack of Support stayed with me!

"One day while driving to visit my loved one, I picked up a woman who was the mother whose son was incarcerated. She had not seen her son in 4 years but when I pick her up I didn't know she was a burned victim from head to toe.  I never imagined that day would change my life. While driving she told me her life story and how she had burns over her body. She was in a house fire during her recovery she got pregnant with her son, the same son we were driving to visit. 

 

Upon arriving at the prison, I was present when her son saw her and the tears just flowed for all of us. Her son crying told everyone around him including the guards that this was his mom and it was so emotional to watch. In prison you feel alone so visiting with family is so important. I know that we are not born evil, and most of us are a product of our environment . I thought maybe I can so something, so this is how I started my business, FLYGUY PHOTOSHOP.

 

I knew I needed to do more so I then decided that creating a nonprofit would help me  reach out to Prisoner's by sending them Card's , letter's , Bibles , Devotionals and probably in the future assist Families who are unable to travel to see there loved ones.