CHICAGO - He camped on the icy roof of a dilapidated Chicago motel for three months. He walked across America over the summer.
Now, the Rev. Corey Brooks has tried to raise more money by camping on the site where he wants to build a community center to promote anti-violence initiatives on Chicago's South Side.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Brooks and 15 supporters set up tents on Thursday and planned to remain camped out through the weekend to raise money.
Brooks has already raised $500,000, but is trying to reach $15 million for the community center. He wants to build it on the site of the motel, which had become a center of prostitution and drugs before he got it torn down.
Brooks says the "longer we take, the more kids are being killed."
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