Fund for Ohio women, child; meeting set

CLEVELAND (AP) — A fund has been set up to help the three young women and 6-year-old child rescued this week from a Cleveland home.

Details about the fund and related matters will be discussed at a Thursday evening community meeting. A spokeswoman for city councilman Brian Cummins says the meeting at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. will include an interfaith prayer service.

The “Cleveland Courage Fund” has been established through the nonprofit Cleveland Foundation to support Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight, and Berry’s 6-year-old daughter. The women are in their 20s and 30s after being held captive the past decade.

Cleveland officials will discuss the case, services available and how people can help. The Ohio Attorney General’s office will send representatives of Crime Victim Services and Charitable Law sections.

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