Volunteers clean up local park in effort to help reduce crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Rolling up their sleeves to cut down on crime. A few dozen student volunteers spent Sunday morning cleaning up a Louisville park.

Members of "Saving the Earth from A to Z" spruced up Ben Washer Park in the Limerick neighborhood. 

The cleanup was part of a worldwide movement with more than 7,000 regions and 800 universities around the globe taking part.

It's based on the "broken window" theory, the idea that crime can be reduced by keeping public areas clean.

"Through this event we really hope to inspire everyone in the community and everyone in the world to help reduce crime in our areas," volunteer Montazia Brown said. "Crime is not someone else's problem, it's our problem. So we have to be the ones to take initiative to reduce it even through small efforts."

Sunday's volunteers were a mixture of college students and members from the World Mission Society Church of God.

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