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Pastor camps out on roof to raise attention to plight of homeless

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

The Rev. Tony Caldwell is a man on a mission.

The Kansas City minister is trying to save homes being used to serve the impoverished and raise attention to the plight of the homeless.

Caldwell is sleeping for a week on the roof of Kansas City residence that is used by Community United Kansas City. He's hungry because he's fasting and chilled to the bone as he's protected day and night by a piece of plastic.

Community United Kansas City offers a safe house where up to 50 kids a day come to play, eat and take classes, such as on cooking or computer training.

The group offers three other homes for transitional housing for the homeless.

But all these facilities may be closed because their funding has fallen through, and they need $50,000 by Tuesday. This will leave 70 families with no place to go, Caldwell said.

"They have no clue how to live out in the cold, how to survive without food," Caldwell said. "I'm scared to even imagine."

The organization is seeking state funding, but for now is relying on private donations. They are also working with their landlord.

The house is at 2931 Askew Ave. You can call them at 816-729-2314.

"We can't let these houses close," Caldwell said.

For the organization's Facebook page, click here.

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