Young girls organize fundraiser for 10-year-old shot on playground

CREATED Jun 10, 2014 - UPDATED: Jun 13, 2014

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MILWAUKEE- A call for action coming from young children, standing up against the violence plaguing their streets.

"It is really important if you want change that you help change," said Erica Lofton.

Last month Erica Lofton learned her friend Sierra Guyton had been shot by a stray bullet on the playground of Clarke Street Elementary. She and the members of Girls in Action, Inc. knew they had to do something.

"First we made cards for Sierra, and then we thought that wasn't enough."

"It's hard to see her lie there. I go to the hospital and I talk to her and let her know we are here and I know she knows that," said Sierra's grandmother Bridgett Perry. "We want her home. We love Sierra, we want her home."

Perry is overwhelmed and thankful for the community support.

"We give our love to the community."