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Group works to send kids to camp

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - One step at a time, he and other members of Memphis Urban Young Life, a Christian non-profit organization, are hoping to make a difference in the lives of 100 inner city children in Memphis.

"Our organization, we work with teenagers in the Memphis City School District," Davis said. "Our mission is to introduce teenagers to Christ and to help them grow their faith."

In addition to spreading the gospel, the group wants to help send middle and high school kids and teen moms to summer camp. 

"We believe that when we send kids to camp, they get to live like a king," Davis said.

But at $700 per child, the cost of camp isn't cheap.  Memphis Urban Young Life typically asks children to pay $300 of the summer camp's price, but some still can't afford it.

That's why the group is hoping to raise $45,000, by carrying a large sign for miles up and down Poplar Avenue, hoping to get everyone's attention.

"We're going to walk continuously until the money is raised or our bodies give up," Davis said.

Thursday, even scorching temperatures weren't slowing the walkers down.

"I'm gonna walk like Jesus would," said the group's Jonathan Torres. "He would walk a long way for these kids to be able to go to camp or even for these kids to hear about him."

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