- Greg Zanis has already built 40 crosses so far this year
- “This is just me doing something, showing that I care,” he tells CNN affiliate
Now Zanis is bringing crosses to a city facing a different but equally disastrous situation: Chicago.
The crosses all have a heart, the victim’s name and his or her age. Some have photos or signed messages from friends and family, WGN reports.
They all rest in a grassy lot in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, which is quickly filling up.
“This is going to look very crowded by the time we’re done,” Zanis told WGN.
Those wooden crosses were prominently displayed on New Year’s Eve when Chicagoans marched through city streets holding the posts as part of a rally against violence.
“I don’t have any answers, but this is just me doing something, showing that I care, showing that I love them,” Zanis told the TV station.