CLEVELAND - A fund has been set up to help the three young women and 6-year-old child rescued this week from a Cleveland home.
Details about the fund and related matters will be discussed at a Thursday evening community meeting. A spokeswoman for city councilman Brian Cummins says the meeting at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. will include an interfaith prayer service.
The "Cleveland Courage Fund" has been established through the nonprofit Cleveland Foundation to support Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight, and Berry's 6-year-old daughter. The women are in their 20s and 30s after being held captive the past decade.
Cleveland officials will discuss the case, services available and how people can help. The Ohio Attorney General's office will send representatives of Crime Victim Services and Charitable Law sections.
A separate fund has been created by Cleveland Foundation. T his fund, too, will benefit survivors and their families through non-profit organizations.
Cards and gifts for Amanda Berry, excluding cash, can be dropped off at the First District located at 3895 West 130th Street in Cleveland.
Cards and gifts for Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, excluding cash, can be dropped off at the Second District located at 3418 Fulton Road in Cleveland.
You must clearly mark packages with the girl's names and "Care of Commander Sulzer."
On the Web: Cleveland Foundation http://5.wews.com/kSIT3
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