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Children of murdered parents recognized

Posted: 7:36 PM, Sep 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-30 19:36:30-04

Around 40 Baltimore city kids were recognized this weekend for losing a parent to violent crimes.

'No One Left Unhelped' put on the 'Children of Murdered Parents' event allowing the kids to have an opportunity to express themselves through singing, dancing, and even poetry.
  

The group's community outreach director says the activities are a form of therapy for the kids who are having a rough time;

“Right now, they feel lost. They get teased in school. Kids say, 'that's why your mother is dead' or 'that's why your father is dead.' We're asking children to please stop saying that. Don't hurt them in that way. They already feel lost and alone, we don't want them feeling like that. We want to encourage and embrace them.”

Some of the children recognized even lost both parents to violence.
  

Participants walked away with a plaque and a teddy bear.