For the Douglas Park community you do not have to look far to find a sense of change. On the 30th block of Orchard Ave words of inspiration line the street. Signs that say, ‘You Can Do It,’ ‘Don’t Give Up,’ and ‘Be Encoraged,’ give you a strong sense of how the community is standing together.
Freedom Tabernacle Church is trying to send a positive message within the community.
The signs are equally spaced and can easily be seen by passing traffic and pedestrians that walk by.
The community has seen a spike in crime in recent weeks which has caused a lot of local media attention.
The church is sending a message as they work to rebuild their community.