Flint block clubs try to clean up the community
Sat, 03 Nov 2012 20:57:48 GMT —
Neighborhood leaders gathered at the Mott Physical Plant Building in Kearsley Park on Saturday for a montly block club meeting with one goal in mind, clean up the streets of Flint.
"I'm here today to find out what are some of the things we can do as a block club to help the city overcome all the things they're having problems with," said Flint resident Hubert Potts.
Among the particpants in this meeting are Michigan State Troopers, retired police officers, and civilian community members looking to make a difference.
Despite their diverse backgrounds, they all have one thing in common, a love for a city they think can be saved.
Flint recently fell to second on the nation's most dangerous cities but lots of problems still remain.
That's why these block club members will meet on the first Saturday of every month to try and find a solution.
"The police department is stretched out pretty far, and everyone knows someone that can help," said Flint resident Chris Zuwala. "You can call on somebody to help fix a window or a fix a door. Neighbors got to help neighbors, that's the way it used to be back in the day."