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Website aims to connect West Louisville residents in need with community services

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A new website aims to put information about west Louisville community resources and events all in one place. 

"Narrowthegap.org" was created by the organization "Brothers Helping Brothers," following the murder of 16-month-old Ne'Riah Miller. 

"A lot of folks don't know what's out there," Minister Jerald Muhammad said."This is an attempt to narrow the gap between services provided by the community and those in need in services."

Muhammad says the the organization began working on a plan to stop violence in August. That's when baby Ne'Riah was gunned down in front of a Shawnee neighborhood home. 

"When we had community meetings after the murder of Ne'Riah Miller, the young toddler ... people said, 'Hey, there's a lot of things going on in the community good, but we don't know anything about it," Muhammad said. 

The new website aims to change that. 

"The community calendar is a hub where you can see what's going on throughout the nine neighborhoods of the west end at any given time," said Michael Hicks, a member of Brothers Helping Brothers who developed the website. 

The organization says the website will also provide information about resources and programs available in the community. Muhammad says young men involved in criminal activity often don't have jobs and have trouble finding them because of a criminal history. 

"There's opportunities out here," Muhammad said. "There's also another organization that will offer training certificates for ex-offenders, free college credits, free GED program and then they will put them to work after four weeks of training. So there's a lot of resources out here, and we're going to put all of those resources on our website, Narrow The Gap," Muhammad said. 

Hicks says Brothers Helping Brothers plans to get the word out about the website through their weekly radio show and social media. 

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