March to show support for the survivors of Seymour Avenue

CLEVELAND - A little more than 100 people have gathered for a rally for the three women who survived years of captivity in a Cleveland home.

Supporters gathered at MetroHealth Medical Center at 2 p.m. near the MetroHealth towers in the parking lot area. They will walk to Seymour Avenue, where the women were held captive for a prayer vigil.

The march is set to start at 3 p.m.

The supporters are wearing red clothing and ribbons in support of one of the victims, Michelle Knight.

Organizers are also asking those in attendance to sign a petition to ask Child Family Services and the Police to help reunite Michelle Knight and her son when she is ready.

Knight, Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Berry's 6-year-old daughter, escaped from the Seymour Avenue home after nearly a decade.

The Cleveland Courage Fund of the Cleveland Foundation, has been established by Cleveland council members Brian Cummins, Matt Zone and Dona Brady, for the women.

The Cleveland Foundation will not assess fees on this fund, so all money raised will go to help survivors and their families. Donors can be given online at http://clevelandfoundation.org/courage

Donations may also be mailed to:

Cleveland Courage Fund
c/o the Cleveland Foundation
1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 1300
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

A second fund has also been created called The Cleveland Courage Fund at Key Bank. People can personally drop off donations at any Key branch in northeast Ohio or nationwide.

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