Community rallied for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus; Activist calls it 'miracle'

CLEVELAND - For years, community members have been rallying around the DeJesus and Berry families.

Judy Martin, of Black on Black Crime, has been there for most of the events. She was overwhelmed with emotion once she heard the news Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were found safe, along with a third woman Michelle Knight.

"Oh my god. We have been waiting so long for this, and to think there was another young girl there longer than Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus," Martin said.

She's put countless hours into searches.

"Every year, we would have a rally for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. We asked everyone please look next door, and look where they were found. Next door. Down the street. I'm overwhelmed, and grateful. What a blessing," Martin said.

She called this a miracle.

Despite the joy, some are questioning why it took this long to find the girls alive.

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