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Tyler Perry donates $98K to pastor on roof

Actor-producer Tyler Perry is helping an Illinois pastor who has been camped on a roof since November.
February 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Actor-producer Tyler Perry is helping an Illinois pastor who has been camped on a roof since November.

The Rev. Cory Brooks vowed to remain in his tent on the roof of an abandoned Chicago hotel until he raised $450,000.

That's how much money is needed to buy and tear down the building, which Brooks says is a haven for drugs, prostitution and violence.

Perry heard about Brooks' cause and pledged to give him $98,000. His donation put Brooks over the top for his fundraiser.

He came down from the roof Friday night after being up there for 94 days.

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