Tyler Perry is something like a superman these days. Just last year the Atlanta-based movie mogul pledged a million dollars to the NAACP and now he’s coming to the rescue of a few local Atlanta cub scouts.
Thieves recently hauled away trailers belonging to a DeKalb County Cub Scout troop. Someone took two trailers loaded with scout camping equipment from the parking lot of Clairmont Hills Church. Cub Master Derek Bell says he believed someone hooked up their truck to the trailers and just drove off. “Tents, sleeping bags, cooking gear, stoves, tarps, everything you would need to take 30 to 40 people camping,” was stolen and several disappointed Cub Scouts were left with nothing.
Perry saw the story and called Channel 2 Action News on Tuesday morning asking to help and quickly brought back their dreams of a wilderness adventure.
Hours later a representative from Tyler Perry studios presented the scouts with check for $10,000. Studio President Ozzie Areu said the check came from Perry’s personal account.
“Man, I can’t believe Tyler Perry cares for us so much that he would give us that much money,” exclaimed one of the excited cubs. (source)
Yaaaay Tyler!! Oprah would be so proud…
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