Camden Clergy Pray for Miracle in Wake of Layoffs | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Camden Clergy Pray for Miracle in Wake of Layoffs



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    Top clergy in Camden are asking city and state leaders to find a solution to Camden’s budget crisis that will result in the layoffs of nearly half their public officials.

    Inter-faith clergy joined together in prayer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Market Street Saturday to help save hundreds of police and firefighters’ jobs.

    The group wants Governor Chris Christie and Mayor Dana Redd to take immediate action in the city’s budget emergency.

    Camden Mayor Dana Redd announced Wednesday that the city will lay off half of its police force and a third of its firefighters as will as several positions in every city office. Nearly 400 people are expected to receive pink slips.

    Mayor Redd said the cuts were necessary to fill the city’s $26.5 million budget gap.

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