Armstrong Family Fund
$100,050 of $125,000 goal
Members of the Southwest Football League community decided to create this account to raise money for the children of Dawn and Antonio Armstrong. My name is Michele Barth Still and I am also from Houston, TX. I met Dawn and Antonio years ago through involvement in the SFL, and this was originally a GoFundMe I just shared on my personal Facebook page when so many people asked how they could help the family of our dear friends who positively impacted all of our lives. The campaign has now been shared thousands of times, and GoFundMe wants me to clarify my connection to them so people do not misinterpret our intentions. I will NEVER have access to any of the funds raised, and the beneficiary of the account will be who Dawn and Antonio named as Executor of their wills. Dawn and Antonio were amazing people....full of love for each other, their kids, their friends and their community. Please help their family get through this tragic event by contributing in any way you can...no amount is too small. Let's rally around this family and show them how much we loved Dawn and Antonio, and that we will miss them and their big hearts dearly. Thank you so much for your support.
I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be closing the campaign this coming Sunday. Please share if you have not already done so. Thanks again for your generosity and support. The families of Dawn and Antonio are so appreciative and thank you all for being there for them during this difficult time.
Thanks again for your amazing generosity. The families of both Antonio and Dawn are very appreciative, and will ensure that the money we raised on behalf of the children will be used in their best interests. The children are fortunate to have such loving and caring family members to support them during this difficult time. Ramona Whitely, Dawn's mother, is executor of the their wills. Ramona will be withdrawing the funds on behalf of the children and is the direct beneficiary of the campaign.
I am sad that we had to come together under these tragic circumstances, but am also so proud to be part of this amazing village. We miss you dearly Dawn and Antonio!
Due to the overwhelming response from everyone who loved the Armstrong family, we are keeping the campaign open longer and increasing the goal. Word continues to spread about the account so we want to be sure that everyone that wants to help is able to...please continue to share with anyone that might be interested. Thanks to everyone for their generosity!
I am not even sure why I am dignifying the garbage some of you have posted with a response, but I feel I need to because of the ignorance shown. 1. Did YOU know the family? Why are any of YOU concerned about this woman's ties to the family? How dare anyone who says it must be fraud because she is white and they are black. That is pathetic and NOT how this family operated according to multiple FAMILY and FRIENDS. 2. So I understand, certain people who have visited this page in order to call out the page owner, are you seriously THIS heartless? I feel very sorry for you. ABC 13 is the last to post fraudulent information and even was the last to report Antonios status, despite other outlets saying he passed. They waited and confirmed before posting anything, and the same applies for a go fund me. 3. Are you illiterate ? (Those who are bashing this page) I ask that with true concern for you. There are programs to help. If you can read, did you choose the Clif Note version ? If you had read WHO has donated there are several who right away prove its legit. 4. Do you assume a small business owner is rich because you own a business ? If you do I would love to know how you are rich running a small business in our current society. Did you forget about the staff at these companies? Do you think when a business owner dies, who is the FACE and backbone of their business, that the family can walk away and say ok, we have all this money now. Nope. Doesn't work that way. 5. Do you have any idea how much I costs to raise children and how much it costs to raise children, especially children who have lost both their parents, allegedly to the hands of their brother, that are not your own? The missed work, the time to get them care for this trauma, to make changes in their life that are inevitable? No. You don't. 6. Do you feel you are honoring the death of these people by coming here and being horribly spiteful and nasty? No. You are making yourself look like an ass. A big one. 7. This family does not deserve this behavior from anyone and the originator of the account doesn't deserve to be chastised for helping. Educated yourself before you open your mouth. Period. You are a disgrace behaving like this. I am so disgusted over several of these comments. Oh and let's be real here. An ACCOMPLISHED beautiful family has tragedy strike and somehow, their children aren't "entitled" to support from people who have CHOSEN to give help? Did you feel they should be giving the money to you? Why do you care who we give our money to? This is a free country isn't it? You feel that only certain people deserve support when tragedy strikes ? So because they had sh!t together the children should be set aside and not be helped because you think they are to rich for people to help? Yeah, modern day humanity, again, rears its ugly head. Maybe you won't feel so entitled if you look at the whole picture and realize that a) YOU are ALIVE. b) Your children have YOU, YOU are able to see them and love on them. These kids do NOT have that. Their parents are dead. Some of the people in this country amaze me. So they were successful and that means their kids don't deserve help. If they happened to be poor, they still wouldn't deserve help, because society would find something wrong there to. Please step off you high horse and leave this family to mourn and heal and allow those of us that WANT to help, do so without your commentary!
I don't understand the comments in opposition, if you don't think that it's a worthy cause then don't donate. When deputy Goforth was killed, millions of dollars was raised for his family, no one questioned whether or not he had ins, they simply gave from the heart as it should be, so using that logic, what's so wrong with this?
WOW! 2 children lost BOTH parents to a senseless act of violence and some of you are writing cruel unnecessary comments. You dont know this family. If you do not want to donate then dont. Leave the ignorance out of this. God bless the children and my prayers to all involved.
My brain says not to post but my heart says I should. I am not sure how to respond to some the hateful and angry posts below.. Gofundme said they working to remove them. Families who knew and loved Dawn and Antonio just wanted to help. Maybe we acted quickly because it felt like the only way to respond to something so incomprehensible...but we just wanted to help them and alleviate any stress during this horrible time. I understand questioning motives and taking precautions...but the comments posted go beyond that. Please understand we were only motivated by the loss of these amazing people...and hope that we could help in some way.
God be with this family at this tragic time.All 3 children need our prayers ,now and in the future.Lord God please comfort their hearts and minds. Lord protect their ears,and feelings and that they not lean onto their own understanding of this.I pray that the Lord strengthen them in faith,for that is the beginning road of healing.this I ask in Jesus name,Amen
This page is not a hoax. It was started by friends through the Southwest Football League where Antonio coached and their sons played. Dawn's parents, Ramona and Keith, have been contacted by the site creator and are aware that funds will go directly to the family. The creator does NOT have access to the funds. In addition, this page was s way for people to express their condolences, love and prayers for the whole family. People love to give in support because that's all they know to do above and beyond praying. Dawn was a dear friend, grew up in the same neighborhood and hung out in High School and recently. This site is real and the love and contributions to the family are real!!
Debbie Smith keep your negative thoughts to yourself. You have no clue what you are speaking of. Put yourself in the shoes of the other two siblings before you speak!! It is one thing to remain silent and be thought a fool and clearly another to open your mouth, as you have done, and erase all doubt. Keep your foolish thoughts to yourself !!!
God love ALL THEIR CHILDREN. I pray that they figure out what was really going on with AJ....this a heartbreaking and I highly doubt Antonio and Dawn want their son put away for life. Shame on anyone judging this horrific situation. The entire Armstrong Family needs your prayers.
Some of these comments are so terrible just because these folks owned fitness centers do not mean their is money readily available for their children to access. People need to think before they voice there opinions. Bills at the businesses must be paid, employees, etc either donate or don't but please don't disrespect these people this is hard enough on this family as it is.
This situation is tragic enough as it is. Don't judge, if you're not gonna donate don't hate. You don't know the situation everyone need some kind of help no matter whether it's financial or what. Please pray for the family not judge them. I say this in love not judging. A loss of family is hard to digest, both parents I'm sure can be even harder.
Debbie Smith doesn't deserve anyone's response. She's a troll. Bless this family and ALL of their children. Praying for the Armstrong family. I was so sad to see this when I got up early this morning, and it has eaten at me all day. Don't let "Debbie" have an ounce of any of your breath, thoughts or energy. Let go and let God. Blessings❤️
No amount of money will bring this mother and father back. Anyone who makes negative comments remember that KARMA will come back to you in the same form you spew it out. So if you have a tragedy in YOUR family do not expect a GoFundMe account to be set up and if it is, expect it to get the same NEGATIVE mess that comes out of your mouth. Remember YOU spoke it. GOD DONT LIKE UGLY. These children should be enjoying summer vacation and beginning to shop for school. Instead they woke up this morning as they will every day for the rest of their lives without their nurturing mother and hardworking father. These families are planning funerals which cost ALOT of money for one, much less two. May this mother and father rest in peace and the children and friends and family find some comfort in the midst of the tragedy. Prayers for all, including the miserable and ill-mannered ones who posted mess.
It is hard to understand what is so wrong with our community that people would immediately jump in with their ugliness. These were two truly amazing people. People that I would have anted to have raised my children if I could not have. They are people that I would hold up as examples of how you should live your life, how you should treat others and how to treat each other as a couple. If you don't trust this Campaign just go away, no one asked you to be the worlds protector. If you have nothing nice to say about these two beautiful people or their kids, go away. The family deserves so much better than your nastiness.
If you are the few that are negative & refusing to donate then DON'T!No one is twisting your arm.For God's sake their children don't need anymore heartbreak by reading these judge mental comments.Y'all should be Blocked from commenting period. (You need Jesus)❤May God bless this Family.To Everyone else Never Apologize for having a kind & giving Spirit.