Oaklawn woman receives Helping Hand to improve her neighborhood

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WICHITA, Kan. There are a lot of Kansans quietly doing good in their neighborhood, tyring to make it a better place. A few weeks ago we met Linda Ulrich who received an award for the work she's doing in Oaklawn.

Everyone wants to live in a safe, crime free neighborhood. Not everyone has the time or the dedication.

Since Linda Ulrich moved to Oaklawn in 1998 she's made it her mission to help people take back their streets.

"I love this area. It drives me," said Ulrich.

She organized the first National Night out in 1999 and says was able to help get the exotic clubs out of the area.

She's known to use her own money to help better the neigbhorhood.

Because of what she's doing to try and improve the Oaklawn area, Eyewitness News and DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers gave her $1,200 to help her further your cause.

"Oh my gosh...Really?" Ulrich said as she started to cry from the surprise money.

When you make it your life mission to help other people, it can be a shock to be on the receiving end.

But knowing this money is not for her but for the kids and families she met with Dustin DeVaughn and Richard James.

"Linda, we're very excited to provide you with this check for $1,200 to provide you a Helping Hand." said Dustin DeVaughn. "

"Thank you very much," said Ulrich. "I appreciate it."