Help for Justin Tamminga After Brutal Attack

(edit to add: I, Justin’s sister, Alana Tamminga, did not organize the attack, but that’s what GFM puts after the headline and I find it funny as fuck now so I’m not changing it ‍♀️ Carry on ❤️)

On Sunday night, August 16th, Justin Tamminga was attacked outside of the Tacoma 6th and Stevens Walgreens/76 station (across the street) after he had witnessed some teens shoplifting. The details of the attack I am leaving as his to share, but know that we are in contact with the Tacoma Police Department, we are 99% sure of who the perpetrators are, and we will definitely be pursuing justice. 

After being slammed to the ground, he was then kicked in the face, resulting in his jaw being broken in multiple places. He had surgery on Monday night, resulting in his jaw being wired shut for 3-4 weeks. He is already antsy as hell and we're going to do everything in our power to make him RELAX. 

My brother is very well loved in the Tacoma community and beyond and has been known for many bands that he has founded/participated in - too many to mention really, but one primary one being Pig Snout, with his two awesome kids, Lucien and Dahlia, and another, Assertion, with Bryan Gorder and William Goldsmith. 

As many of you know, Justin has also been in a custody battle for the last year plus, which has already been a very costly affair. With him not being able to keep up his passion of teaching music for the foreseeable future, due to this attack, and with these new ambulance/medical bills, finances are going to get very tight.  We are pursuing the routes of victim compensation and hospital financial aid, as well. But, since everyone has been insistent on helping (THANK YOU), this GoFundMe has been created for that purpose. I will also share his Venmo info in the posts that go out. 

Tacoma (and beyond) has already been absolutely amazing at pulling through for him with necessary supplies and funds for such and I cannot tell you how much that means. Friends and strangers alike, THANK YOU. From the bottom of our hearts, you are appreciated.


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  • Tammi Wren  
    • $25 
    • 13 d
  • William Dummitt 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
  • J todd Steel 
    • $100 
    • 21 d
  • Robin Kimmerling 
    • $500 
    • 22 d
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Fundraising team: Fundraiser Team (3)

Alana Tamminga 
Raised $350 from 2 donations
Tacoma, WA
Justin Tamminga 
Justin Tamminga 
Team member
Raised $125 from 2 donations
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