Heal the Hood looking to raise money for empowerment center

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis has seen a continuous rise in violence over the last year.

Council members and commissioners have talked about solutions like investing more into summer youth programs but some say that isn’t enough.

FOX13 spoke with LeDell Beamon with Heal the Hood on how to overcome the issues Memphis faces with violence in the city.

Beamon said summer programs are only a temporary fix and the city should focus on programs that would last throughout the year.

He also spoke with us about how his organization is working on raising funds to build the Hero Empowerment Center, a $50 million project that will go in Hickory Hill.

For more on the empowerment center, visit the website.

FOX13′s Shelia O’Connor has more on this story today on Good Morning Memphis.