Hudson Launches Victims' Fund

Creates foundation in honor of slain family
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2008 3:49 AM CDT
Several young people participate in a candlelight vigil for Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson and her family outside Hudson's mother and brother's Chicago home.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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(Newser) – Singer Jennifer Hudson, whose mother, brother and nephew were brutally murdered last weekend, has set up a foundation in honor of her three slain family members. The Hudson-King foundation will offer food, shelter, and clothing, as well as counseling for families who have lost relatives to a violent crime, People reports. The announcement came after a prayer vigil in a Chicago church.