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A Glimmer of Hope for Detroit: Angels' Night Volunteers Keep the City Safe

Angels' Night volunteers in Detroit
Angels' Night volunteers in Detroit via Fox2 Detroit

Detroit has endured its ups and downs, but Halloween brings a special challenge: A night of mischief that falls on October 30th, right before Halloween, known as Devil's Night.

Starting in the '70s, Devil's Night in Detroit escalated from soaping windows and toilet papering trees to setting buildings on fire and committing acts of vandalism. To combat the criminal acts, the community has come together in recent years to join city-promoted "Angels' Night" groups, which patrol the city and keep an eye out for any suspicious behavior.

Fox2 News Detroit has an inspiring story of this year's Angels' Night patrol and the volunteers that are stepping up to protect and improve their city. A great story and good news for Detroit - If there's a chance for Detroit to recover from all of its hardships, it will be the people like these volunteers that will lead the way.

"This is where I live, you know what I'm saying? If I don't look out for it, who's gonna look out for it?"

Keeping these properties safe is essential to the city's recovery. Take a look at what can happen when properties are left alone for just four years.

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