Elderly Woman With No Lights/Water in Home

LEAH is the first Participatory Defense Hub in the state of Florida and we are proud to partner with incarcerated loved ones and their families. Being on the ground fighting against mass incarceration and criminalization, we get to see the real impact that not only incarceration has on families, but the injustice they silently face alone that threatens their every day quality of life.

LEAH is seeking support for a mother, Ms. L, who is fighting for justice for her youngest son who is serving a life sentence in FL DOC. Ms. L, is retired, lives alone, over 70 years old, and recovering from surgery that was a result from cancer. This was the first time she has ever had surgery in her life. Ms. L has been without power in her home for 2 days. We are sure that she would not have told anyone as she is determined to not be a burden on anyone. If it had not been for the trust we had been building with her through our weekly support group for families, we would not have been able to create the safe space for Ms. L to share the depths of struggle that she is facing in addition to being the only person seeking justice for her baby boy.

It is in times like these that we need our community the most. We are seeking donations of any size that we can use to restore the power in Ms. L's home. We appreciate any help that you can offer, even if just sharing this link. If you are interested in learning how you can continue to support families and incarcerated loved ones, please email LEAH at [email redacted]


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    • $50 
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    • $25 
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Jhody Polk 
Gainesville, FL
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