Community gathers to "Heal the Hood"

CREATED Aug 24, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - A North Side community taking to the streets this weekend after a violent summer.

"Heal The Hood" drawing hundreds of people to 24th and Keefe Sunday.

Organizers say the block party helps residences reclaim their neighborhood from criminals and violence, bringing the community together.

People like Aaron Blathers say it's a positive event.

"Everyone came out here with the mindset that were going to have a good time, so it alleviates everything else that we're so use to have happening in this community." Blathers said.

The block party had food, music and local vendors.

The organization was started three years ago.