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Community Comes Together to Try and Stop the Violence

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DOVER, Del.- Recent acts of violence within the city of Dover is prompting civic leaders to put a stop to the violence.

Jerome Trott Jr. Is the minister of Powerhouse Ministries. Trott has lived in Dover most of his life. For him, it's home.

"I've been here in Dover for about 30 years now," said Trott. "I went to elementary school here, middle school and high school here. And also I live, work and have a family here."

As he walks the streets of his neighborhood, he's seen how much the city has changed.

"People are too afraid to come out of their houses," explained Trott. "People are too afraid to dine out and go to the movies and have a nice evening because of the crime that's happening here in Dover."

He's hoping to change that. Trott looks to bring the community and law enforcement together to bring about change in the city with a community event.

S.O. S.A.D. Is the name of the event, which stands for save our sons and daughters. Trott says it's not a rally but a movement looking to bring peace back to their streets.

"I want to bring awareness to the community that we can do this," said Trott. "We can rebuild, we can restore, we can rejuvenate the community with us coming together as one."

The Mayor of Dover is behind the intent.

"I'm supportive of any effort within the city or outside of the city to bring peace and understanding to our community," said Mayor Robin Christiansen.

Bringing the issue of violence to the forefront and hopefully off of their streets.

Save our sons and daughters will take place September 6th from 12-5pm at Shutte Park in Dover.

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