Members of the group My Block, My Hood, My City mentioned they wish to assist individuals who reside, work, and have companies within the South Facet neighborhood. Individuals mentioned they have been shaken by current violence and issues with police.
The group’s chief mentioned he was heartened by the approaching collectively of individuals from all walks of life.
“Proper now, the theme right here is interconnectivity. We’ve received Chicagoans of all totally different colours, genders, religions, opinions coming collectively; folks from throughout Chicago – Lakeview, Pilsen, throughout – within the title of interconnectivity and peace,” mentioned Jahmal Cole, founder and chief govt officer of My Block, My Hood, My Metropolis.
The group and volunteers walked west on 79th Avenue from Cottage Grove Avenue to State Avenue to cross out tons of of packing containers stuffed with meals.
Cole mentioned final week’s looting has virtually turned Chatham right into a meals desert, the place seniors should journey 15 minutes away to fill prescriptions, and households should go 20 minutes to seek out recent meals.
My Block, My Hood, My Metropolis can be accumulating funds to assist small companies get better.