INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indy Ten Point Coalition is expanding after receiving grants and an unexpected donation.
The money puts more boots on the ground in areas already served by Ten Point and allow the group to reach new neighborhoods as well.
Coalition members spend many evenings participating in Faith Walks. It’s a chance for them to make contact with community members as well as those causing violence in the city.
The group received two grants totaling $50,000 as well as a $7,000 donation.
Reverend Charles Harrison says the funds are needed, considering there have already been 100 homicides in Indianapolis this year.
Reverend Harrison says they are adding 16 to 20 new members to the coalition.
Earlier this month, the coalition received 20 bullet-proof vests from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to wear during faith walks and patrols.