NewsChannel5's Building Better Neighborhoods hosts live special, launches volunteer toolkit

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NewsChannel5's Building Better Neighborhoods initiative looks at inspiring people to take action to improve the communities where they live.

The Scripps ABC affiliate in Cleveland orchestrated a one-hour special, which aired on November 29th at 8pm, to empower its audiences to fight foreclosure and organize clean-up efforts in local neighborhoods. 

The live program was hosted by Danita Harris and Chris Flanagan, anchors at WEWS.  They were supported by a team of MMJs. 

vacant house in ClevelandNewsChannel5 hosted lawmakers on the city, state and federal level in studio, while including housing experts and a live audience from two remote locations.

The program also featured a live web chat on

The station also unveiled a Building Better Neighborhoods toolkit during the show to serve as a resource for residents ready to make a difference in their own neighborhood.