HARTSVILLE, SC – The City of Hartsville is excited to announce a new initiative: EMPOWER (Employing Ministry and Police to Overcome Walls and End Racism). This effort is a partnership between the Ministerial Alliance, Community Outreach Division of the Hartsville Police Department, and the City of Hartsville to unite in making a positive impact in the community. This Saturday, October 22 will be the first work day in a series that brings the Ministerial Alliance and their congregations together to work with police to improve areas in need. The team will improving area security by boarding up windows and doors at an abandoned residence, as well as clearing overgrown areas of the lot. Pastor Christopher Morgan, head of the Ministerial Alliance, will be coordinating clergy and congregation members. For more information or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Mary Catherine Farrell at 843.383.3015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.