Kids call for an end to violence in Camden
CAMDEN - Children marched through the streets of Camden on Sunday and called for an end to the violence...
NBC Philadelphia– Children marched through the streets of Camden on Sunday and called for an end to the violence. A parade full of music and signs carrying powerful messages, came to an end at Stanley Park in the city struggling with violent crime.
An organization called Saving Grace sponsored the event and prepared an afternoon full of fun activities for the 64 children who have lost a parent, in some cases both parents, to violence in Camden, so far this year.
Nyzia Easterling started Saving Grace after her own husband was shot to death in 2003. She was left to raise a child by herself and says she knows what it’s like to walk in the shoes of the adults trying to care for the children left behind.
Saving Grace offers after-school programs, grief counseling and provides services that help prepare children for school. Easterling says the 64 kids whose lives were changed forever by violence need to be reminded that they can succeed and also be given the tools to do it.
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