One local group is working to tackle the issue of crime by beautifying neighborhoods. Saving the world from A to Z, or ASEZ, is a group of university volunteers under the World Mission Society Church of God in over 8,000 locations.
“They’re going all around the world and doing these kinds of cleanups. That is bridging the gap to help us understand how to reduce crime,” said Michael Miller from the ASEZ Syracuse Chapter. Miller sites the “Broken Window Theory” as the reason behind their cleanup efforts. The idea of reducing visible signs of crime will make crime less likely to happen overall.
“We’ve decided to tackle vacant properties because when these properties go into foreclosure a lot of crime happens outside of it but also within it,” said Ashley Gonzalez from the ASEZ Syracuse Chapter. “So we’ve decided to tackle an area right outside of
Anyone who is interested in helping is invited to their Reduce Crime Together campaign. Students from OCC, Le Moyne and
They’ll be cleaning up
If you’d like more information about ASEZ visit WMSCOG.com/ASEZ.