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Fundraiser for woman who lost 4 children to gun violence

Drawing strength from her faith, Shirley Chambers listened to the word of god Sunday– as a special guest of Galewood Community Church UCC on the city’s West Side. Chambers lost all four of her children to gun violence. Her last surviving son, Ronnie Chambers was shot and killed last weekend.

4 siblings all killed by gun violence
“I’ve been getting a lot of calls from pastors and people in the community helping me,” said Chambers.

Carolyn Champion, Executive Director of Mothers in Charge Chicago, knows the pain of losing a child all too well. Champion’s 21-year-old son Cortez Champion was one of three people shot to death in a South Side parking lot in November of 2011.

“I don’t want another mother to go through what I went through. The Chambers, the Pendleton’s, the list goes on. Something has got to change,” said Champion.

January of 2013 was the bloodiest January since 2002 with 42 homicides reported— 82% of that number were shooting victims.

Shirley Chambers plans to bury the last of her four children Monday. She hopes her loss with help prompt change.

“It’s ridiculous, it’s terrible. I feel really bad about the mother who lost her 15-year-old girl. My daughter was 15 too when she died, so I feel her pain. They need to stop talking about it and do something.”

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5 Comments to “Fundraiser for woman who lost 4 children to gun violence”

    sharong4 said:
    February 4, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    May the Lord bless you in many ways. Be strong Mother and keep the faith.

    rhondakelly said:
    February 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    now.shes.asking.for.more.money..all.this.familyy.has.done.is.yake.steal.take.from.this.earth..shes.not.a.victim..her.kids.were.gangsteres.will.records..very.long.criminal.records..how.many.real.victims.did..they..kill.or.rape..or.steal.from.well.never.know..we.do.know..they.are.in.hell..getting.jacked.from.Satain….along.with..all.the.other.gangsteres….Dont.send.her.any.money..shes.taken.enough.along.with.her.gangsteres.sons..

    ANETA said:
    February 10, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    I AM SO SORRY FOR THESE PAINFUL SENSELESS EVENTS THAT HAPPENED!!WHEN WILL THESE KILLINGS STOP!!GOD BLESS YOUALL AND YOUR FAMILIES!!I

    ANETA said:
    February 10, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    AND MRS.RHONDA PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ANYBODY TILL U WALKED IN THERE SHOES!!I AM SO SORRY U FEEL THAT WAY,BUT HAVE SOME COMPASION.BUT THE ONES THAT SHOT HER KIDS ARE NOT TAKING AND STEALING ANYTHING AWAY RIGHT?

    Abrehet said:
    March 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    i feel sad for all the losses,i mean how counld anyone do this to SOME inosent people :(.

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