May 14, 2018. WEKU.
An effort to develop a strategy to reduce group related violence is expected to start this summer in Lexington.
Many members of a large-multi faith organization in the city heard what they wanted to hear during an annual assembly last week.
Representatives of B.U.I.L.D., or Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct Action, have had success in convincing government leaders to move forward with their researched initiatives.
May 10, 2018. WKYT.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – They’re issues that hit close to home for many people: drugs, violent crime, and mental health care.
On Thursday, thousands of people gathered in Lexington to discuss these issues and possible solutions to them at Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct-Action’s (BUILD) annual Nehemiah Action Assembly.
May 10, 2018. Lexington Herald Leader.
Deloris Lee has lived in a home off Lexington’s Russell Cave Road for more than 40 years, and she used to feel safe there. But in June, the home where she raised her children was riddled with bullet holes.
Lee was out of town for Father’s Day on the night of the shooting, but she said she feels she would not be alive had she been home.
Lee told a crowd of about 2,000 Thursday night at B.U.I.L.D.’s 18th annual Nehemiah Action Assembly that she ducked when walking past windows in her own home for weeks after the shooting, which left bullet holes in her doors, walls, curtains and in the clothes in an upstairs closet.
November 7, 2017. WUKY.org.
Hundreds gathered at Shiloh Baptist Church last night for a project BUILD meeting. The group focuses on recognizing problems in the community and working towards solutions to fix them.
More than five hundred people, representing two dozen churches in Lexington came together to spark change. Monday was the first of several annual meetings held by BUILD, which stands for Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct Action. Each congregation created a focus group and then voted on the issue they wanted the organization to focus on in 2018.