Now, a West Virginia Neighborhood is undertaking that project.
It's called the Burke Street Promise Neighborhood Program, in Martinsburg. The initiative is designed to improve the quality of life and relationships between residents and public officials. The other goals include eliminating crime, improving education and providing healthy food for the residents.
"Drugs, prostitution, those here are some of the major issues here in the community," says Sharon Awkard, of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. "People do not like that some do not come out of their homes because of the crime in this area."
For more information, you can contact the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, Inc. at (304)-263-0603, ext. 24, or firstname.lastname@example.org.