Mayor Kapszukiewicz Launched Save Our Community Program in the Lagrange St. Corridor

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced the launch of the Save our Community program in the Lagrange corridor of north Toledo today during a press conference at the Zablocki Center.

The City of Toledo initiated its Save Our Community program in 2021 to tackle gun violence and to work with high-risk individuals to build connections to community resources. Lagrange will be the second neighborhood to be added to the program after Junction/Englewood.

“We are continuing our promise to create safer communities by adding the Lagrange corridor to the Save Our Community program, which has been effective in bringing down gun violence in the Junction/Englewood area of Toledo,” Mayor Kapszukiewicz said.

“I’m excited that Save Our Community will be expanding into the Lagrange corridor,” David Bush, Commissioner of Save Our Community said.

“Our interrupters look forward to fostering relationships with both the residents and community stakeholders in an effort to end gun violence and provide hope.”

In addition, the city has hired 3 new team members to bring the total number of Save Our Community staff members to 6.

Their responsibilities include mediating conflicts, preventing retaliatory violence, and working with residents to connect them to community resources.