Non-profit organizations filled DC Virgo Monday night to show the community what types of resources are available to help them.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The resources and services
provided by many local groups was the main focus for the latest community
conversation on fighting gun and gang
Members of the community have met
several times in the past three months, working to solve the on-going gang
situation in New Hanover County. Non-profit organizations filled
DC Virgo Monday night to show the community what types of
resources are available to help them.
The president of United Way of the Cape Fear Area said
many families aren't aware of what's available to them. Chris Nelson said many
of the groups at the gang forum set-up shop because
they wanted to get the word out.
"Agencies, a lot of them, wanted to come without even being
asked. Just to show folks the kinds of resources are available to them when all
you have to do is ask," Nelson said.
Nelson said these type of events are important in connecting
area help groups with the communities they serve.