Friends of Jackson Village

Within 24 hours, nearly 40 folk answered my Facebook call, and I’m grateful to each of you. I want this to be a simple and transparent undertaking. There are a number of ways to help the people of Jackson Village (and other Gullah-Geechee communities) hold onto their land. One is by funding the organizations that are out here engaged in education, outreach and litigation. Theirs are worthy causes, and I encourage their support. (Also, contributions to these groups may be tax deductible.) What I propose for Friends of Jackson Village (FOJV) is more immediate and direct. I want to identify people whose property has been auctioned off and redeem it. No politics, no publicity. Just a payment to the Georgetown County tax office. This is not a long-term solution. This does not attack the root of the system of exploitation. It does not untangle the multi-branched arms of heir property, and these folk may find themselves in the same predicament next year. But they will have lived to fight another day, so to speak. Sitting in their own houses. If you’d rather direct your money to those fighting to change the laws that enable this land-grab, I understand. If you need to be able to write off your donation, I understand. There are many roads to this battle. If you choose to take this one, I will make available an accounting of every penny donated (with your privacy protected) and every cent spent. In the next few days, I hope to provide you details of how to donate and where the first donations are going. Again, thank you all. What a blessing to have you as my village.

AT THIS TIME, I ASK THAT YOU NOT SHARE THIS GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN.
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 43 mos
  • Sean Jackson 
    • $200 
    • 43 mos
  • Alison Taylor 
    • $250 
    • 43 mos
  • Lori Ann Harris 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Shun Johnson 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer

Lisa Y. Henderson 
Organizer
Atlanta, GA
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