Kasim Reed’s Centers of Hope

August 9, 2010  |  

(AJC) — It was around 10 a.m. and already approaching the mid-90s.

Still, Lee Williams and his crew are working the corner of Collier Drive and Bolton Road at the edge of city-owned Collier Park. The community center behind them, for more than a year now, is closed.

“This park is too big for that center not be used,” Williams said. “And you wonder why kids are out here selling drugs.”

“Water! Water! Ice cold water,” Williams yells at passing cars and joggers. His crew, the Collier Street Steelers, some in their pads, hold out their helmets to collect the precious dollars to buy football uniforms.

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