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Please let me know what you would like to see happen in Gary, or what you believe the challenges are surrounding your great city. Please be advised that if I approve what you say, it may be posted here, you do not have to leave your name if you do not wish. The messages will be collected by me to help me make wise decisions and help me understand what you are thinking.

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Roger Hayward, Founder

Its Garys Time Inc
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Lisa said:   May 16, 2010 11:11 am PST
I am over the top excited that there is someone else out there that feels the same way as I do. I grew up in Gary and although I no longer live there I am there several times a week. I worship there and run a food pantry in Gary. I have so many ideas on what we can do to bring Gary back to life. I'd be happy to share my ideas and partner with you. There are others like me. Maybe we can meet and brain storm.

amy mitchell said:   March 27, 2010 10:32 pm PST
Roger, I admire your efforts and your optimism. In addition to cleaning up Garys facade, I believe the key for Gary moving forward is through each individual that resides there. Education, self empowerment, personal accountability and self worth being the foundation of that change. Cities are inanimate, they are defined by their residents. People need to have genuine pride and love for themselves before they can appreciate the value in anything else. I spent most of my childhood in Gary and 30 years ago it was a wonderful city. It was safe for kids to play unsupervised, neighbors had each others backs and people took pride in their property/community. Now, those same neighborhoods looks like war zones. This situation isn't unique to Gary. Its happens any where there is poverty, lack of education, and hopelessness. Adults are much more resilient so I really think the future needs to start with the children. Gary can not afford to have another generation of children grow up to be self victimizing, complacent adults. The city will never regenerate if this cycle isn't broken. Perhaps there are grants that can fund after school programs and clubs. Maybe find volunteers to teach music, sports, exercise, art or any other way to help kids excel and develop self worth. They need to be educated on proper/healthy nutrition, why its important to be kind to animals, sex education and self respect. All the basic foundations to grow up to be a socially responsible, healthy adults. Ok Im done ranting :) Amy Mitchell

Choice Acts Founder said:   March 13, 2010 8:08 am PST
I would like to see a significant reduction in crime and also reduce the recidivism rate amongs those who have ended up in IDOC. Lets remove the negative stigma attached to those who have paid their debt to society and empower them to go on and live productive lives in the community.

Lauren said:   March 11, 2010 12:52 pm PST
Hi Roger, Lauren here just want to thank you so much for helping out, There need to be more like you. Talk with the Lawyer and the bank and they are willing to work with us. Still going to court to see what happen but for right now i don't have to pack up my stuff. I see it now, yes it going to be Garys Time one block at a time. all i can say is he no joke he is about the business and if you will with him you will see. Thanks again Roger see you soon.. Lauren

Roger said:   February 28, 2010 6:49 am PST
I just thought this was a really cool thing to say, so I posted it, hope you do not mind, see below Thanks for the response. I really admire and can appreciate what you are doing in Gary. If there more people like you, the world would definitely be a better place. I will keep you in mind and if I come across anything I think you might be interested in I will sure send your way. Good Luck and God Bless! Mark Hyland Trustmark Property Solutions, Inc. 2600 S Shore Blvd, Ste 300 League City, TX 77573 713-823-5189

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