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Neighborhood Watch in Lilburn foils multiple crimes

Neighborhood Watch in Lilburn foils multiple crimes

Lilburn - According to Teresa Czyz of SafetySmart Lilburn, 3 recent crimes in Lilburn were foiled by resolute neighbors and a successful business and neighborhood watch.  Below is the letter that was sent to 11Alive detailing the 3 separate instances. 

We love this story, because it shows that when neighbors and residents are vigilant, we can help solve crimes and fight back against crime. Visit SafetySmart at http://www.safetysmartlilburn.org/ 

 

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What does a volleyball net, a retired police dog named Zeus and two neighbors have in common?   In the Brandlwood neighborhood it all added up to the capture and arrest of two burglars by the Lilburn Police Department (LPD). 

Salvation Army donations dramatically down

Salvation Army donations dramatically down

ATLANTA --  This is the time of year we're used to seeing Salvation Army volunteers ringing their bells and accepting donations. This holiday season, however, their red kettles are turning up low.

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Donate heaters to keep Gwinnett’s seniors warm this winter

Donate heaters to keep Gwinnett’s seniors warm this winter

 

Electric portable heaters (UL tested) are needed to help keep Gwinnett seniors warm this winter. This is the third year that Gwinnett County Senior Services (GCSS), in partnership with its local nonprofit, Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services (Friends), and the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services are working together to provide heating assistance to senior citizens through Project AWARE (Added Warmth Assistance for Residences of our Elderly).

Gwinnett County fire stations will be accepting brand new portable electric heaters now through February 28, 2012. The heaters will be collected from the stations and personally delivered to seniors in need. A smoke detector and information on fire safety will also be included along with the heaters.

Donate and support the annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade in Norcross

Donate and support the annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade in Norcross

NORCROSS - Now thru Dec. 5th, donations needed to create holiday spirit in GA's mental hospitals

Secret Santas Wanted

Secret Santas Wanted

The Children's Center for Hope & Healing is looking for secret Santas. This wonderful non-profit organization  is dedicated to breaking the cycle of child sexual abuse and preventing the victimization of children.


If you, your office, your Sunday School Class, or your family would like to provide Christmas for one of our

children or one of our families, please call us for a wish list.  Every week, we see children whose shoes are

too small for their feet, whose legs have outgrown their Levi’s, or who greedily devour our snack supply

because they don’t have enough to eat at home.  

 

These families need our help providing clothing—winter jackets, blue jeans, sweaters, and pajamas as well as

Gwinnett County Fire and EMS to hold graduation ceremony

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – On Thursday, November 17 the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services will graduate their sixteenth Citizens Fire Academy. The ceremony will be held at the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services Headquarters at 6:00 p.m.

According to Gwinnett County, “the Citizen Fire Academy is a 12-week program that allows citizens of Gwinnett County to learn about and experience the fire department first-hand. Not only do citizens learn about the organization and the services it provides, but they also learn valuable fire and life safety information that increases knowledge of what to do in emergency situations. Post-graduation citizens have opportunities to volunteer within the department as well as become a member of the Citizens Fire Academy Association.’

Light refreshments will be served  after the program. 

LOCAL PROFILE: A Charitable Thanksgiving

ATLANTA -- This week, the Where U Live team spoke with representatives from the Salvation Army and Hands On Atlanta about ways Atlantans can be charitable, this holiday, if they want to dedicate their holiday to others in need.