On yesterday evening, I walked with residents of an east Baltimore neighborhood. We wanted to see with our own eyes a new fence that had been erected to eliminate illegal dumping at night. Later, the community matriarch and I gathered at her home to make calls to neighbors
- inviting them to participate in a scheduled neighborhood clean-up. Upon completing the calls, I stopped on one of the neighboring streets. I saw a resident that we had called earlier on her porch; I stopped to chat. She and her family have lived in this community for over 50 years. For just a moment, she and I dreamed of stabilizing a drug corner by purchasing and
establishing a community safety house in the midst of the thriving drug activity. The beginning of hope is the ability to imagine something different; we have that.
- Lottie Sneed, NE Baltimore
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