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DETROITERS MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER
It's time once again for Detroiters to stand together for Angels' Night, October 29-31. Each year, 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, whether you live, work or play in the city of Detroit, to continue to keep our city safe. We will continue to patrol our city's neighborhoods, watch our blocks, turn on our porch lights and adopt vacant or abandoned buildings. Together, we can make Detroit a place where neighbors and volunteers join together to move our city forward.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED Metro Detroiters, here's how you can join the Angels' Night effort:

PATROL A NEIGHBORHOOD
Volunteer teams of two or more people will be assigned to patrol a specific neighborhood. These teams will patrol their assigned areas by car from 6 p.m. to midnight on October 29, 30 and 31.


WATCH YOUR BLOCK
Volunteers are encouraged to be alert and to watch for any unusual activity on their block during the three-day Halloween period.


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 (October 29-31).


TURN ON YOUR PORCH AND EXTERIOR LIGHTS
All citizens are asked to turn on their front and back porch lights, or any other yard lights, from dusk until dawn on October 29-31.  Business owners and church leaders also are encouraged to turn on their exterior building lights 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 of suspicious, immediately report it by calling 9-1-1.


SHOW YOU CARE - WEAR AN ORANGE RIBBON
Wearing an orange ribbon is a way to show that you care about Detroit and serves as a powerful reminder of what neighborhoods can accomplish when they stand together.


WATCH YOUR CHILDREN - ENFORCE THE CURFEW Again this year an emergency curfew is in effect for juveniles, ages 17 and under. It is unlawful for juveniles 17 and under to be on any public street, sidewalk, alley, park, playground, vacant lot or any other unsupervised outdoor public place, or in any arcade, billiard or pool hall, bowling alley, restaurant, theater, or place of amusement or entertainment, unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

All juveniles in violation of the curfew ordinance will be issued a ticket and go before a judge for a disposition. The parent or guardian may also receive a parental responsibility violation ticket.

VOLUNTEER
To volunteer for any of these activities, call the Angels’ Night Volunteer Hotline at 313-224-4415.