Pastor Ends Rooftop Vigil After $100K Donation From Tyler Perry (VIDEO)

Source: Stacey Baca, Eric Horng / ABC 7 Chicago

February 24, 2012 – After camping out on the roof of a South Side motel for 94 days, the Reverend Corey Brooks has come down.

Movie star and producer Tyler Perry donated $100,000 to the pastor’s cause, allowing Brooks to end his crusade against gun violence. Donations have been coming in from every corner of the city, but Perry’s gift put Brooks over the top.

Before a cheering crowd, Brooks got off the roof on a scizzor lift Friday evening around 6 p.m. He prayed with the crowd and thanked all of the people who gave him money toward his goal including school children, a drug addict and Perry.

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