Positive Brothers United Opens Community Hall
A group founded in Rock Island more than 20 years ago to stop violence finally has found a home of its own. On Friday, Positive Brothers United held an open house at its new community hall.
PBU Secretary, Thomas White Senior, says it's an outreach center for everybody, young people and adults.
"I believe they should connect with us because we're able to reach a group of people that's been considered non-reachable. I believe the words that they use is "falling between the cracks." Well, we're able to get them out of there."
And along with a computer lab and activities, he says they'll continue their original purpose of trying to stop violence.
"Certain individuals in the community - they have problems with each other, and we can go in there and help to eliminate that problem by saying, like a mediator, this person - they're not on this, they don't want to have trouble with you, can agree that the street beef is over."
Positive Brothers United also owns buses for transportation - picking up kids after school and helping people go to doctors appointments. A food pantry is coming soon.
Their community hall is located at 3704 9th Street, in Rock Island.