Community activists across neighborhoods came together to create the Hit The Hood peace initiative. Here’s how you can volunteer to help.

ENGLEWOOD — My Block My Hood My City is launching a new initiative to quell gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend.

The peace initiative, called Hit the Hood, comes from a collaboration of community leaders and activists. The effort will include a weekend of activities, including a march. It will begin Friday, according to a press conference the group held Monday in Englewood.

My Block My Hood My City will also award $50,000 in peace grants to aid any person, block, or group in preventing violence during the holiday weekend. According to the organization’s website, they will fund “up to $5,000 per request and assist in providing resources for #HitTheHood.”

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