Living Expenses For Maddy's Mother
July 26 2015 Maddy (Madyson) Middleton was brutally murdered in her neighbor's home. Maddy's parents are DEVESTATED. The community is holding them up right now, but this is a just the beginning of a very long story for Maddy's parents and when the cameras are gone, they are going to need support to keep them going until they are able to get back to some kind of an ordinary life. Please, if you are able, help Maddy's parents with their future living expenses, so that they can grieve the tragic loss of their daughter in some kind of peace.
Love and Light
*****This page was created by Toni Riley, a friend of Laura. It can be verified with SCPD as well as Wells Fargo Bank, all funds from this fundraiser will be deposited into a Wells Fargo account with official EIN.
No Toney Riley, it's not good enough; not for me. The family is being quoted this hour as saying they don't sanction this site. (http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20150731/family-of-slain-child-saying-online-fundraising-not-sanctioned) You're fb history shows that you sort of survive by running sites like this. You ask people to buy your car, pay your kids volleyball costs, fix your car, etc, etc. And the "fund" is sketchy. "Tannery Family Healing Fund"?...pretty ambiguous. Leaves lots of room for you to take a cut. Nope, I'm out. Smells of scamming. Sorry. May not be, and if so I'm sorry. But if feels murky and sketchy right now. And your history puts a spin on it I don't trust. I'll wait for a clear, unambiguous opportunity to support the family...and the family only.
This is the Only Fundraiser sanctioned by the family of Madyson Middleton. There have been a number of scams which have been diligently flagged and reported. This one has been shared *by* family members. Please share and donate as the coming months will be incredibly difficult for Maddy's family in the wake of her horrific murder. Thank you
Hopefully with the confirmation that Toni's funding site is legit (see here: http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php?t=924c8e5f8300af33be&cmpid=fb-premium) we can move past all the bizarre tantrums people have been throwing below...not to mention the defamation of Toni's character because she dared to create a few GoFundMe pages to support her own family (really, people?! Get over it!). Maddy's family needs all the financial support they can get right now. Donate or don't. But stop being so damn negative.
According to today's (8/2) S.F. Chronicle article, this is a legitimate site. Read the article :) Laura, Maddy's mom, talks about the work she wants to do with this funding. http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php?t=924c8e5f8300af33be&cmpid=fb-premium
You have alot of nerve Gloria Burton. We, the Middleton family have no interest in this money. It belongs to BOTH parents of Maddy. You are disgusting to suggest we want to profit from it. Who do you think YOU are? BY THE WAY, it's a friend of Laura's that created this page!!!!! Consider this your answer.
Toni Riley who set up this site has a verifiable Facebook page that is linked to this account. On that page can be found a photo posted 10 hours ago of her with Maddy's mom holding a sign stating that the GoFundMe page is legit. Above that is an update, same as on this site, saying donations can also be made at Wells Fargo on behalf of the family. Unless Toni is a Photoshop whiz, this very much appears to be a legit site. Check it out for yourselves: https://www.facebook.com/BossLady2U
I am glad to see the funds is increasing. Hopefully It is able to support the living expenses for Maddy's mom for a period. Laura, I am still griefing , praying for you and Maddy.
I just wanted to say I am so sorry if I added to any confusion online in regard to the gofundme accounts. I was told by a close family friend that this was the only crowd funding account that was sanctioned by the whole family so naturally, I thought the others *could* be fake. I'm so glad that is all cleared up but I do apologize if I perpetuated any confusion. I just wanted to be absolutely sure that the funds were actually going to Laura and the rest of the family. I know occasionally, especially with national/global recognition of a case such as this, opportunists will come out of the woodwork and try to make money off of the backs of suffering people. I just couldn't stand the thought of that happening to such an old and treasured friend. I love you, Laura. If there is anything at all that I can do for you or the family, please give me a call. God bless. ♥ Dez