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West Side Church Helping Neighbors One Block at A Time

A news report from Kelsey Duckett, AustinTalks.org

Members of Hope Community Church pray before going out to help nearby residents. Photo/AustinTalks.org

Throughout the summer, the Austin community has taken steps to clean up the streets, fight violence and provide services to neighbors in need.

So far, programs like 100 blocks, 100 churches, organized by the 15th District CAPS office, and the Fight Against Foreclosure and US Bank, organized by theCoalition to Save Community BankingWestside Health Authority and South Austin Coalition, have left their marks.

Those efforts gave Hope Community Church, 5900 W. Iowa, the idea to reconnect with the community surrounding its congregation through its recently created Block Ministry.

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