You may have heard about this story, if not it’s sure to inspire you to take a stand for what you believe in:

In November 2011, Pastor Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church in Chicago, IL decided to take a stand against gun violence after seeing too many funerals of young men shot down in his South Chicago neighborhood.

Across the street from his church there is a run-down motel that has long been a blight on the neighborhood and a hotbed for drugs and prostitution but no more! On Friday, February 24, 2012, Brooks “Project HOOD” received a $98,000 donation (later changed to $100,000) from filmmaker Tyler Perry who heard about Brooks efforts while a guest on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.