Midland Teens Raising Awareness About KONY 2012

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - It's the latest viral video to take the Internet community by storm.

If you haven't already heard, the Kony movement is spreading like wildfire.

The Kony campaign is an example of how powerful social media can be.

The video on you-tube aims to spread the word about an African Warlord Joseph Kony who victimizes children, turning them to sex slaves or soldiers.

It's been seen by more than 75 million people across the world.

On Monday at Lancaster Park, Midland teens spent part of their Spring Break raising funds to help the cause.

They sold hot dogs, bottled water, T-shirts and provided some free entertainment.

In total, the teens raised over $220.

If you'd like to join the teens in their efforts, you can check out their Facebook page called Midland Texas Against Kony.