SAFETY AND SECURITY
Safety encompasses a variety of aspects including but not limited to: Pedestrian, Consumer, Internet, Fire, Home, and Environmental safety, just to name a few.
MCCI, along with other nonprofit organizations and local officials, is dedicated to promoting safety awareness, defining, educating and setting safety standards in an effort to provide a basic physical and material sense of safety, security and well-being for our community.
Safety – Wikipedia: Safety is the state of being “safe” (from French sauf), the condition of being protected from harm or other non-desirable outcomes. Safety can also refer to the control of recognized hazards in order to achieve an acceptable level of risk. Security is the process or means, physical or human, of delaying, preventing, and otherwise protecting against external or internal, defects, dangers, loss, criminals, and other individuals or actions that threaten, hinder or destroy an organization’s “steady state,” and deprive it of its intended purpose for being.
We are planning to increase our Radio Patrol presence by adding at least two additional volunteer residents each month. By coordinating our Radio Patrol resources with the other community groups on our boundary, we can have a patrol on the streets at most times during the day and evening and especially during the beginning and ending of the school day. We try to be in the area when the businesses are closing to help the workers and customers feel safe when they are leaving and getting in their cars. Our goal is to start a block club on every street within our boundaries by the end of 2013 and we hope this will improve our ability to get information out to the community.
Home Repair Training
Our plan is to provide training in home repair, home ownership, acquire vacant homes. For rehabilitation, which we allow, low-income seniors to use sweat equity as a down payment in the sale or rental of properties. We plan to offer classes in home ownership and home repair.
Business & Community Organizations
Our goal is to be in close coordination with some of the older businesses and community organizations such as U- SNAP_BAC that has been in operation for over Twenty-Five years. The coordination with older organizations will help reduce the time for our learning curve.