In celebration of the one year anniversary of his sit in on the roof of an abandoned Chicago hotel, Corey S. Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church, is asking supporters to join him this Thanksgiving weekend to continue raising funds for his proposed community center.
From now until Sunday, November 24 at midnight, the Roof Top Pastor is hosting “Tent City” on the site of the former hotel at 6625 S. King Drive. Supporters are welcome to pitch their tent alongside Pastor Brooks, donate funds and call their circle of family and friends to also support his efforts.
Brooks is again using social media to get out the word, sending Tweets, Instragram photos and video from the frigid tent city. His ultimate goal is to raise $15M to construct the center. A spokesperson for Pastor Brooks says the numerous calls from supporters wanting to join Brooks on the rooftop a year ago for his solo sit-in inspired this weekend’s “tent city”. She confirms people are continuing to come in and they expect a local west side boy scout troop will be joining them later today. Those interested in joining Pastor Brooks or in making a donation may call 773-326-4200.
Track the progress of Project H.O.O.D. – Helping Others Obtain Destiny at http://projecthood.org or follow Corey Brooks on Twitter @CoreyBBrooks