On October 11th, 2014, The Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River presented the Guardian Angels with an award for their work in the community.
The Guardian Angels is a non-profit international volunteer organization of unarmed citizen crime patrollers. It was founded in 1979 in New York City by Curtis Sliwa and has chapters in 15 countries and 144 cities around the world. The local of the Guardian Angels is located at 27 Penny Lane in northwest Baltimore.
Assistant Chapter Commander Victoria Kent grew up in the Baltimore area and became part of the Guardian Angels to make a difference in the area she loves. She adds, “I wanted to be a part of something that was making a difference in the community I love. That is why I am part of the Guardian Angels. We are here for the community.”
Chapter Commander, Marcus Dent, wants the public to understand, “We are not a gang or here to replace the police officers. We are here to help protect the community peacefully for those communities that need it. It is our desire to work along with the police and neighborhood watch organizations.”
The Guardian Angels are looking for a few more volunteers. You can visit the website: www.baltimoreguardianangels.org, for more details. Understand this is not about being a vigilante but more about serving your community. If that is you and truly love your community, give them a call: 410-916-2215. Indie Soul salutes the Guardian Angels.