Residents turn to Go Fund Me for sidewalk program

Residents want the sidewalk for a block on Pettit, between Southwood Avenue and Old Mill Road.

Posted: May 1, 2019 9:56 PM
Updated: May 2, 2019 12:29 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A Fort Wayne neighborhood launched a Go Fund Me campaign to pay for a new sidewalk.

Residents want the sidewalk for a block on Pettit, between Southwood Avenue and Old Mill Road.

There are many kids in the neighborhood and their parents are worried for their safety.

"Without having that sidewalk, every time they leave the house to ride to the ballpark or to go to school, I have to hold my breath and worry about them," said Charity Murphy.

"Stay to the side, stay to the side, so the cars don't hit you," said Erin McGuire who created the Go Fund Me campaign.

The residents are participating in the city of Fort Wayne's 50/50 sidewalk repair program.

The program requires residents to pay for half of the sidewalk repairs, on in this case a new sidewalk.

The program has grown in popularity with only 38 people participating a few years ago to more than 300 residents today.

If you would like to participate in the program, call 311.

You can donate to the Go Fund Me campaign here.

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