Protestors call on a South Jamaica lumber yard to do its part to make the community safer.
Members of 'New York Communities for Change' rallied outside Metropolitan Lumber and Hardware on Merrick Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.
The group says the wood is exposed to the elements and is stored on racks above the store's fences -- which can be dangerous in extreme weather.
As part of their protest, the group spruced up neighboring playgrounds to show the importance of helping the community.
"Just treat us right. Just make sure that our community is not being discriminated against. Just make sure it's attractive like all the other neighborhoods. That's all we are not asking for anything that is unreasonable," said New York Communties for Change member Pamela Hazel.
We reached out to Metropolitan Lumber and Hardware but did not hear back.