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'Love Your Neighborhood' event part of effort to renew focus on public safety in Lexington


“We Care – Love Your Neighborhood” is a dual effort of Lexington Police and Lexington Habitat for Humanity. (Photo provided)

As part of the Lexington Police Department’s concentrated efforts to increase safety in the community, they are joining Lexington Habitat for Humanity in a “We Care – Love Your Neighborhood” event in the Georgetown Street area Thursday, July 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Recent shootings in the area have residents seeking ways to improve safety in their neighborhood. Twenty families’ homes are scheduled to be part of the We Care – Love Your Neighborhood project which will bring together Lexington Habitat for Humanity, The Lexington Police Department and the Department of Corrections to clean out brush and fence rows, trim trees, pick up trash and complete other light exterior cleanup work. They will meet at 433 Douglas Avenue and work on surrounding streets.

The title We Care – Love Your Neighborhood combined names for the Lexington Police Department and Lexington Habitat programs designed to strengthen neighborhoods. “We Care: Our Community, our Future” is the theme the Lexington Police Department chose for its renewed focus on public safety, beginning with the Georgetown Street area. Lexington Habitat’s Love Your Neighborhood program helps with general cleanup in areas where Habitat creates affordable housing.

“Habitat’s mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope,” said Lexington Habitat CEO Rachel Childress. “This partnership gives us the opportunity to strengthen our community by bringing hope to an area where we have served many families. We are proud to work with the Police Department in the We Care campaign. This project will set the foundation for future work in the Georgetown Street and other neighborhoods in our community.”

From Lexington Habitat

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