Indy Ten Point Coalition hopes to continue working and expanding their organization with donations from Giving Tuesday – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather

INDIANAPOLIS (Wish) – Indy’s Ten Point Coalition aims to raise $ 10,000 on Tuesday I give with the help of a new promotional video.

This is no stranger to the community because the grassroots organization has existed since 1999.

The video shows how Indy Ten Point is helping tackle violence among young people, especially men of color between the ages of 18 and 24.

He also explains how the coalition began with the Chairman of the Board, the Reverend Dr Charles Harrison, after losing his younger brother to gun violence.

Harrison told News 8 that Indy Ten Point has received the trust of the communities they serve and would like to help more.

The coalition has 30 people who work in partnership with the Metropolitan Indianapolis Police Department (IMPD) in sensitive areas.

Harrison said he hopes to gain between 10 and 20 more people through donations from the community.

“We believe that if we can tackle some of the violence that takes place after 10pm, we can also start reducing the record number of shootings, homicides and murders,” Harrison said.

Indy TenPoint Coalition patrols five neighborhoods and areas five days a week, including Butler Tarkington, Highland Vicinity, Crown Hill, a two-block radius on 29th and Dr. MLK Jr. streets and on 42nd Street and Mitthoefer Road, especially at Carriage House East Apartments and Mobile gas station.

The council chairman mentioned that he also holds weekly public safety marches with residents of the Bean Creek neighborhood and with Northern Shadeland Alliance at 75th Street and Shadeland Avenue.