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CITIZENS FOR SAFE YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNIT...

CITIZENS FOR SAFE YAKIMA VALLEY COM...
CROWDRISE : Oct 17, 2014
Tax ID: 26-3266828
BASED: Yakima, WA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: safeyakimavalley.com

Safe's mission

Our mission is to strengthen community efforts to make our neighborhoods safe and our youth drug-free.

In 2005 a small group of business leaders launched a grassroots effort to combat the unacceptably high crime rate of Yakima and Yakima County.  At the time the Yakima Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was among the highest in the US.  In addition, Federal Bureau of Justice figures indicated that crime in Yakima County produced a direct cost of over $500 million in public spending, private security and costs related to lost property and life. 

Unknown to the Safe Yakima Valley founders at the time their effort had many precedents in communities across the United State and Great Britain.  These citizen safety groups share a common vision of mobilizing community action to reduce crime and improve safety with the investment of manpower and resources.  These efforts put into practice the philosophy of the founder of the modern police force, Sir Robert Peel, when he said in 1835:

“The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

Tax ID: 26-3266828 • safeyakimavalley.com

Fundraisers

Safe Yakima Valley 4th Annual Awards Luncheon: Keynote Speaker Lenny Wilkens

Safe Yakima Valley 4th Annua…

Amount Raised:

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0% Raised of $20,000 Goal