Aim 4 Peace to host neighborhood outreach event

Posted at 5:54 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 18:54:46-05

There’s a good chance you or someone you know has fallen victim to crime. 

For Rocky Hudson, it’s his nephew.

“He got beat up, his jaw broke, wired up pretty bad," Hudson said. 

Dean Pfaffly lives just a few minutes away from Hudson. He’s lived in his neighborhood since 1956. 41 Action News caught up with him just a day after police lights lit up his block. 

“Somebody stole a car and parked it right there," Pfaffly said. 

The car wasn’t the only thing stolen. So was his peace of mind.  

It’s something Rashid Junaid is working to restore. He’s part of the group Aim 4 Peace. 

“The Aim 4 Peace effort is based on prevention," Junaid said. "We’re trying to stop and change what’s going on.” 

Junaid and other members of the group are going to neighborhoods like Pfaffly’s and Hudson’s. 

“And show a little love to the community and get the people to come out, engage and talk about violence as a public health issue," Junaid said. 

On Friday, Nov. 18, the group is hosting a neighborhood outreach event at Greenleaf Apartments in Kansas City, Missouri. There will be games, food, music and more.

This latest project comes on the heels of a violent week, including a shooting just a few blocks away where four women were shot, one killed. 

Organizers hope bringing the community together will encourage everyone to aim for peace instead of aiming a weapon. It’s a vision Hudson shares. His goal is to bring the neighborhood close together, like it was when he moved there more than 40 years ago. 

“Go back to the Bible," Hudson said. "Do to your neighbors as you’d want them to do onto you.”



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