Pastor Corey Brooks will continue his mission to help end the violence in Chicago and around the country. His goal is to walk across America to draw attention to the senseless killings and raise $15 million along the way. Amazingly enough his walk is estimated to take four months! It is an admirable goal….but will he reach it?
Pastor Brooks is affiliated with New Beginnings Church in Chicago. He started his heartfelt plan a while back; his goal is to build a Community & Economic Development Center on the south side. The original donations helped tear down the building on the site of the proposed center. By sitting on a roof for 40-days he was able to secure $400,000, which included a hefty portion from Actor and Producer Tyler Perry, and just in the nick of time.
This second phase is needed to secure funds to actually build the Community Center, which will offer a safe environment for Chicago’s youth. Projecthood.org is the website he created to provide updates on his mission and to send donations.
With the heightened violence in Chicago and around the country, it is a worthy cause. The Pastor has spread the word with appearances on Good Morning America, Windy City Live, and many other news outlets. It’s clear he is extremely passionate about his mission and is committed to achieving his goal.
This plight just may bring out the support of celebrities and generous philanthropists. Maybe Oprah can help…the $15 million needed would not even put a dent in her Billions. Chicago is where she got her start….hopefully she will find it in her heart to make a contribution.
Good luck Pastor Brooks…fingers crossed that you reach your goal quickly. Let’s hope it helps put an end to the violence…and other’s join the cause. Donations can be made at Projecthood.org.
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