The people of Lorraine Street are so discouraged. Their street is falling in and their homes are being condemned due to blasting years ago of the hospital parking lot and poor maintenance of the street.
One side of the hill now is sliding into Pine Street property and the other side of the hill has started sliding as well. Fire trucks can’t get up the hill to people who may need services and haven’t been able to for years. Homeowners have been forced to vacate their homes after years of being charged Fire Fees for services they can’t and haven’t received.
Upon calling the water board we are told that a full size fire truck had been up the right hand side of Lorraine St. but any fire we have had, the truck hasn’t been able to come up the hill and we all know that this is impossible.
A U-Haul can’t get up that hill much less a fire truck and a fire truck would still be stuck in the dip if it even tried. Then I was told the Fire Fees were for street maintenance but the street itself is falling in and the lights have been burned out for years.
It is unfair for those people who were forced to leave and unfair for those still living there for these fees to be assessed when the services haven’t been provided. There has to be something that can be done to help the people of Lorraine St.
Million March Against Child Abuse
Million March Against Child Abuse Walks aims to raise awareness and ask for tougher sentencing for violent crimes against children in the U.S.
For the first time in American history on April 22, 2013, individuals in over 150 cities and 45 states will join together in national walks to raise awareness of child abuse and crimes against children in the U.S.
Cities include Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Charlotte, along with many others. We are asking all citizens to participate.
Million March Against Child Abuse (MACA) is a non-partisan, grass roots, nationwide effort to raise awareness of the magnitude of child abuse, to educate the masses and ask our lawmakers for tougher sentencing in violent crimes against our nation’s children. The walk is spearheaded by Lin Seahorn, Founder of Children Without a Voice (CWAV) out of Atlanta, Ga. (Pronounced C-WAVE).
“Children are the world’s greatest natural resource and should be protected more than anything else on earth”, said Seahorn. “We have to break the silence around the magnitude of crimes against our children right here in the U.S., educate the masses, hold our lawmakers accountable for taking these crimes seriously and keeping violent offenders in prison where they belong. We are asking everyone to join us in the streets on April 22nd.”
For those in the Logan area that would like to walk, you must register by sending your name, phone number and email to: email@example.com or visit the MACA Logan page click www.facebook.com/MillionMarchAgainstChildAbuseLoganWestVirginia
If you would like to help Co-Lead the walk, please let us know.
Those outside of the Logan area can visit the MACA Washington DC facebook page at:www.facebook.com/MMACAmarches?fref=ts and click on the “About” tab to see if there is a walk scheduled near you.
If you would like to lead a walk in your area, email: MACAcoordinator@gmail.com
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month There are nearly 3 million reported child abuse cases each year. However, experts believe the actual number is closer to 9 million as most go unreported. At a recent congressional hearing, experts testified they believe nearly 10 children die each day in the U.S. as a result of child abuse. One out of 6 boys and one out of four girls will be sexually molested by a close and trusted person before the age of 18.
Children Without A Voice USA CWAV is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and preventing crimes against children, child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education. They teach classes on Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention, Good Touch/Bad Touch and Anti-Bullying as well as ship free educational materials nationwide.
For more information, please visit www.cwavusa.org
For more information on MACA, visit the Washington, D.C. page at: www.Facebook.com/MMACAmarches