During the hustle and bustle of life, I forgot a followup to what happened with the eriealert.com grant contest. The organization has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Markham Vineyards! This grant will be used to purchase radios for community watch leaders to contact the police department directly, fund a scholarship for a criminal justice student, and help to develop eriealert.com into a more comprehensive and interactive website. You can check out the award write-up here.
Hopefully the crime rates in the poorest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will now drop like flies.