Community leaders react to Fruit Belt shootings

Posted at 11:41 PM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 23:41:45-04

Pastor Dwayne Jones knows the East Side well.  He grew up just a few locks from the recent shootings and where his church is now.  

Since moving back from working downstate in law enforcement, he's made it his mission to make an impact on the East Side.

Recently, the pastor has focused on development of Genesee Street.  He's already successfully developed senior housing.  By the end of 2019, he's hoping another development project gets underway. 

Pastor Jones isn't alone in all he's doing around the neighborhood.  He praises the work being done all over from Pastor Darius Pridgen to the mayor and many in-between.

But this weekend their focus is on helping this area of the East Side heal--going door to door to help neighbors through this rash of violence. And also to remind them of the good going on in their own backyard.

Pastor Pridgen will be holding an emergency community meeting tomorrow to talk more about this violence.  It'll be held in front of the First Centennial Baptist Church at 10 a.m.  


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