Ron Claiborne, former anchor, ABC NEWS, Good Morning America
"The AAMF’s mission is more timely and more urgent than ever. What happened in Minneapolis, Atlanta and Nashville — and many more such killings over many years — doesn’t just end a life, it leaves families, especially children, devastated emotionally and financially. AAMF will help support and sustain these survivors in their time of need. I am proud to play a small part in what AAMF aims to do."
African Americans are disproportionally being killed by law enforcement at an alarming rate. Blacks make up 13% of the U.S. population though 36% of unarmed people killed by police in 2015 were black.
The victims’ families in high profile incidents oftentimes get financial assistance from celebrities and the public. However, the majority of these families go unnoticed and struggle with the cost of burying their loved ones, making ends meet and rebuilding their lives. African American Memorial Fund (AAFM) is a non-profit organization that supports these families through this very horrific tragedy by assisting with funeral expenses to bury their loved ones with dignity. Also, the AAMF provides family members with financial support to further their education.
There is so much work to do to change this appalling situation. The AAMFund is a vital piece to the puzzle in the recovery process for families affected by this tragic situation.
We need your help! Please join us and help us help families who have lost so much. No donation is too small or too large. Thank you in advance!
Please give by Wednesday, June 24. An anonymous donor has pledged to match dollar for dollar every dollar that is given by June 24 up to $5,000. Again, no donation is too small.
For more information, please visit: www.aamfund.org.
- Ariana Capptauber
- Joan Bechtel
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