Free light bulbs handed out aimed at helping make neighborhoods safer

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JACKSON, MI (WILX) -- The city of Jackson is teaming up with Consumers Energy, local law enforcement and various community partners for an initiative aimed at building safer neighborhoods.

Volunteers will be going door-to-door in Jackson neighborhoods to hand out free light bulbs as part of 'Light Up the City' program in Jackson.

The goal is to encourage people to make neighborhoods safer by encouraging them to turn on front porch lights in an effort to improve safety and reduce crime.

Light bulbs will be distributed on various dates throughout the summer. Volunteers will meet on each date at 5:30 p.m. before beginning to walk the neighborhoods at 6 p.m.

The meetings will happen on the following dates and locations:

  • July 25: Interfaith Shelter, 414 S. Blackstone St.

  • Aug. 1: New Village Hope Church, 123 W. Porter St.

  • Aug. 8: Bennett Elementary School, 820 Bennett St.

There will be a wrap-up celebration in Horace Blackman Park, 212 W. Michigan Ave. from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 15.

Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up at the bottom of this website.

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