Northcott Neighborhood House says community can heal from violence by coming together for safe events

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Northcott Neighborhood House is planning a Trunk or Treat event for children and families in all Milwaukee communities. 

Northcott's executive director, Tony Kearney, says these events are the key to counteracting sadness and violence in the city. They plan to bring people together to heal, following the death of Major Harris and his mother. 

"I'm struggling with it. Anything happening to any of our children affects this entire community and we're all mourning for that child," said Kearney. 

He says the worst thing that community can do is become numb to the violence. He believes the Trunk or Treat event, as well as other events, like a Thanksgiving dinner, will provide a safe place for children and their parents. 

"Our goal here is to create a safe environment where our children can have fun and the adults around really, actually care about them," said Kearney, "We never want to see what happened to Major Harris happen to anyone again in this community." 

Northcott Neighborhood House is calling on community vendors and resources to participate in the Trunk or Treat event. Collier's Training Institute is one local organization that's getting involved. Fred Collier, the founder, is also encouraging businesses to get involved with the community. 

"It's a unification event, so everybody, let's just come together and unify and team up, and really understand what the meaning of Harambe is about, about doing it together." 

People and businesses are encouraged to reach out to Northcott Neighborhood House if they'd like to volunteer to be a part of the Trunk or Treat event or any other upcoming events hosted by Northcott.


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