There’s no way you haven’t heard by now that three women here in Cleveland were found alive after being held captive for 10 years.
One of those women, Amanda Berry, was a classmate and friend of mine throughout elementary, middle, and high school.
I’m putting together a care package with items in it for her and her 6 year old daughter, as well as a personal letter. I’m also going to include a Visa Gift Card with $200 of my own money. I’ll be taking it over to her sister’s house, where she’s living, at the end of next week.
I would really appreciate contributions to the balance of the gift card. Considering the fact that she literally has no belongings, no personal affects, no clothes of her own or for her daughter, and likely won’t be earning income for some time, I’d like to help her and her family out in lessening at least the monetary burden of this situation.
You can submit donations via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also donate to the national fund that has been set up for all three women, those funds will go to other charitable organizations that will provide services for the women. All of the money that I collect through PayPal will go directly into Amanda’s hands.
(*I get that there are sketchy people all over the internet, I’ll share screen shots of all that I collect from PayPal as well as post pictures of the gift card/receipt/care package/letter. This is totally above board and legit. )
If you’d like to help, but feel uncomfortable with this route, you can donate in other ways.
WFMY News 2’s sister station WKYC has teamed up with the Cleveland Foundation to create the Cleveland Courage Fund. Donations will go to qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services for these women.
To make a donation to that fund, go here.
Or donations can be sent via US mail:
Cleveland Courage Fund/The Cleveland Foundation
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44115.
Checks can be payable to Cleveland Courage Fund.
Donations will go to qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services for these women.
P.S- I don’t usually ask for stuff, but….even if you don’t donate, would you please at least reblog so that some other people might? I’d like to be able to give her and her family a significant gift.