Norfolk, Va. – The Olde Huntersville Civic League launched a community based initiave in Norfolk to stop violence and improve the community.
On Tuesday, police officers, reporters, journalists, non-profit organizations, volunteers, residences, and neighbors assembled at Wesley AME Zion Church in Norfolk for an open presenatation hosted by the Olde Huntersville Civic League.
The presenation included a “hands-on” approach to making the neighborhood more safe. The effort includes targeting individual families in need and providing what the familiy states they are in need of; through a “self directed” plan. According to the Olde Huntersville Civic League this includes creating a resource exchange that matches the participates needs.
“It’s the people that make up the community. We have to begin with the people,” said Bea Garvin Thompson, President of the Olde Huntersville Civic League. ” We want to bring information and opportunity. Things that will lift and inspire (people).”
The league is working with non-profits and volunteers to help families in need. They hope to lead by example, and encourage individuals outside of the community to help.
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