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Cleaning Up at Westlawn Housing Development | Safe Streets, Healthy Kids Week 4

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The Silver Spring Neighborhood Center brought neighbors, families and volunteers together last week to clean up the Westlawn housing development near 64th and Silver Spring. After a long winter, a lot of litter had accumulated - but this neighborhood cleanup was doing more than removing trash.

Aaron Edwards, a community organizer who helped put the event together says he wants neighbors to get to know each other so they can build a tightly knit community and get them involved in block watch groups.

Check out the story below to hear how he tries to get neighbors to help with the clean up and how he works with his community, youth and police to reduce crime in their neighborhoods.

 
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[AARON WITH HIS SON AND OFFICER MEREDITH]