LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Thursday, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin met with more than 400 faith and community leaders, asking them to commit to "adopting" an inner city neighborhood block to help address the uptick in violence in Louisville.

Bevin asked churches to visit their adopted block 2-3 times per week over the next year, "respectfully walking the perimeter in teams of 3-10 individuals to pray for and get to know the local residents."

"I truly believe we're going to see a difference in this city," Gov. Bevin said, in a statement. "I personally believe in the power of prayer. I've seen it evidenced in our community and across others."

"Don't lose sight of this: these are the sons and daughters of Louisville and Kentucky," he said. "We owe it to each other to have each other's back on this."

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Bevin's office released information on precisely how interested groups can adopt a block.

To adopt a block in the list, contact Adrienne Southward at reclaim@ky.gov.

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