- YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
It’s time once again for Detroiters to stand together for Angels’ Night, October 29-31. Each year, tens of thousands of Angels’ Night volunteers patrol city streets, turn on their porch lights and watch over their neighborhoods.
We need the help of every caring Detroiter to continue to keep our city safe. Together, we can make Detroit a place where neighbors and volunteers join together to move our city forward.
Here are some ways to become involved in the City of Detroit’s Angels’ Night Volunteer Campaign:
PATROL A NEIGHBORHOOD
Volunteer teams of two or more will be assigned to patrol specific neighborhoods. These teams will patrol their assigned areas by car from 6 p.m. to midnight on October 29, 30 or 31.
ADOPT A HOUSE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Volunteers are asked to adopt a vacant house or commercial building in their neighborhood and watch that building from 6 p.m. to midnight during the three-day Halloween period (Oct. 29-31).
Volunteers should call
9-1-1 to report suspicious activity around the vacant structure during this period.
KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN
This is by far one of the easiest and most important ways to volunteer for the Angels’ Night Volunteer Campaign. Volunteers are asked to carefully watch their neighborhood from their porch or window and be on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary.
If anything seems out of place or suspicious, immediately report it by calling 9-1-1.
PROVIDE LOGISTICAL SUPPORT
Logistical support volunteers perform specific duties ranging from handling phone calls to staffing volunteer dispatch locations. Volunteers will be assigned to a specific work location.
These sites include Recreation Community Affairs and various other volunteer intake locations. Volunteers are asked to work during the three-day Halloween period (Oct. 29-31).
TURN ON YOUR PORCH LIGHT
All citizens are asked to turn on their front and back porch lights, or any other yard lights, from dusk until dawn from October 29-31. Turning on our lights makes it far less inviting for arsonists and other would-be criminals to harm our neighborhoods.
Wearing an orange ribbon is a way to show that you care about Detroit. Call the Volunteer Hotline at (313) 224-3450 or your local Recreation Community Affairs to find out where to get your ribbon.
TURN IN AN ARSONIST
If you have information on someone who has started a fire, call the Detroit Fire Department’s Arson Tip Line at
(800) 44-ARSON (442-7766).
BE SMART WHEN THROWING OUT GARBAGE
DO:If your refuse or bulk collection day is scheduled for October 30 or 31, place your container, bulk items or garbage at the curb before 7 a.m. that morning.
DO:Remove your refuse container from the curb as soon after collection as possible and not later than 7 p.m. on your refuse collection day.
DON’T:Place your refuse container or bulk items at the curb the night before if your refuse or bulk collection day is October 30 or 31.
WATCH YOUR CHILDREN — ENFORCE THE CURFEW
An emergency curfew is in effect again this year for juveniles under the age of 18. It is unlawful for juveniles under the age of 18 to be on city streets, unaccompanied by a parent or guardian, from 6 p.m., October 30 to 6 a.m., October 31.
INVOLVEMENT BY HOUSES OF WORSHIP
Detroit-area houses of worship and their members are encouraged to participate in the Angels’ Night Volunteer Campaign.
Register with your Recreation Community Affairs to patrol a designated area within our city or near your place of worship.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH, TEENS, AND SENIORS
The Detroit Recreation Department hosts activities for youth, teens and seniors at City recreation centers during the Halloween period. Call your local recreation center or
(313) 224-1129 for details.
The Detroit Police Department also hosts Halloween parties for youth. Please call your local district/precinct for details.
To Volunteer (313) 224-3450
To Report Fires and Emergencies 9-1-1
To Report Illegal Dumping (313) 876-0974
To Report Arsonists (800) 442-7766
To Report Dangerous/Abandoned Buildings (313) 224-3215
East – Butzel Family Center
7737 Kercheval, Detroit, MI 48214(313) 628-2170
West – Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Road, Detroit, MI 48235(313) 870-0649
Central – 10th Precinct Mini Police Station
8675 Rosa Parks Boulevard,Detroit, MI 48206(313) 224-2989
Southwest – Patton Recreation Center
2301 Woodmere, Detroit, MI 48209(313) 628-2180
Northeast –Coleman A. Young International Airport(formerly known as Detroit City Airport)
11499 Conner, Detroit, MI 48213(313) 628-2170
19180 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48223(313) 870-0649
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