Neighbors gathered in song and prayer on South Third Street, to show some love to city officials with a small block party.
A neighbor, Calandra Holiday, says the ditch in front of her home was being cleaned by city workers, when their equipment scraped a hole in the sewage line back in March.
Holiday says stinky sewage collected in the ditch for months, threatening the safety of neighborhood children.
Holiday says she called what she thought was the correct city department to get the line fixed, but got no help.
Holiday connected with the New Light Economic Empowerment Corporation, created by members of the New Light Baptist Church, to receive a resolution to the problem.
The NLEEC was established to improve the quality of life for neighbors, to increase homeownership, and to help people deal with community concerns.
Thanks to the organization’s help, Holiday got a response to her problem within days.
Neighbors like Holiday say they appreciation the city’s response and the church’s involvement in solving the sewage issue.
If you need the church’s help to solve your community problem, call 324-1966.