E's Family Memorial Fund

Our beloved Elandria "E" Williams died unexpectedly on September 23, 2020. They were 41 years old. E centered children and youth throughout her life as an organizer, and in her own extended family. As an auntie, E was deeply invested in the lives of her niece and nephews. E fiercely loved and financially supported Shawn, Nevyn, and Niyah who have been devasted by E's passing.

"E wouldn't let me get down just because I made a mistake so I never feared telling her bad news. She showed up, again and again, to make sure we had supplies for school, exploring the world with us, and bringing joy into our lives. Most recently E was teaching Nevyn and Niyah about the broader diversity of gender roles." - Nephew Shawn

We are reaching out to E's spiritual and social justice communities, their wider circle of friends, to raise funds to support the health, education, and future of E's niece and nephews. E taught us so much about faith in action and a solidarity economy. E gave so deeply for so many, and now we have an opportunity to continue E's legacy of love and support.

Our goal is to raise $50,000 to provide long-term financial support as they grow up. Your contribution will help ensure there are resources for a safe place to live, completing school, and providing for their well-being through this significant loss. 

As friends and colleagues of E's throughout the years, from her faith and professional communities, we are grateful for any contribution you can make.

Loving E,

Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons & Jova Vargas, organizers
Ayanna Kafi, Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM)
Rev. Mykal Slack, Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism
Hafidha Acuay, PeoplesHub
Carey McDonald, Unitarian Universalist Association
Rachel Plattus & Eli Feghali, Beautiful Solutions
Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele and Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Highlander Research & Education Center
Rev. Chris Buice, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Donations

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  • Maria Christina Blanco 
    • $21 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 4 d
  • Tali Smookler 
    • $18 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 9 d
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Fundraising team: Friends of E (6)

Joseph Santos-Lyons 
Organizer
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Vancouver, WA
Hafidha Acuay 
Team member
Raised $10,100 from 2 donations
Mykal Slack 
Team member
Raised $250 from 2 donations
Rachel Plattus 
Team member
Raised $36 from 1 donation
Ayanna Kafi 
Team member
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