RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Community organizers are hoping to bring some positivity to one Richmond neighborhood that has become a hotspot for violence.
Just last week, two teenagers were murdered in Mosby Court.
Volunteers handed out candy and ice cream to the neighborhood. They even raffled off 12 bicycles to kids.
The hope is to change the environment of negativity and violence.
“We got to show these people that we love them and not just come out here for a vigil and walk the streets and say what we want to do and what we are not going to do,” said Pastor Timothy Kirven. “Today is a day of prayer and love.”
Organizers say they plan to have more events like this in the future.