This is a picture of Rick Fletcher, a 61 year old disabled resident who lives in our community, Harbor View. Rick was brutaly attacked by approximately 49 students from a near-by school on April 22, 2015. The reason for this terrible act is because he wanted the students, who were involved in a street fight, to stop fighting against his truck and he wanted to stop the one student from jumping on the hood of his truck as if it was a trampoline. Not only did Rick sustain property damage but he was also physically injured. His Injuries include broken eye sockets, a broken nose, broken ribs, bleeding on the brain, and many lacerations . Rick also needed a blood transfusion.
The Harbor View Neighborhood Association has rallied around the family. We are working closely with the family to assist them during this difficult time. We estimate his medical bills will be between $200,000-$400,000 . His medical insurance will not pay for all of the bills. At this time, he is out of the hospital but he will need several additional surgeries. So Rick has a long road to recovery. All proceeds from this campain will be given to the family for his co-pays, and other medical expenses. We do not expect the perpetrators will help him or his family pay for any of the medical expenses.
If you would like to help, please donate to this very worthy cause , as Rick did not deserve this. If you do not want to donate via GOFUNDME, please make a check out to Richard Fletcher and send it to:
Harbor View Neighborhood Association
C/O Richard Fletcher
6769 Graceland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
If you can not donate - please say a prayer for Rick and his family.
If you have any questions please visit facebook for the Harbor View Neighborhood Association. All updates for funding raising activites and Community Meetings will be posted.
At this time, six arrests have been made. All Juveniles were charged as Adults, and the Grand Jury charges were changed from Assult to Attempted Murder. The suspects were also charged with Robbery and Theft The link below has the before and after pictures - it is very graphic! You can find the story on the male's arrest at:http://www.foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/124441-Rally-Planned-for-Richard-Fletcher-17-Year-Old-Charged-With-Assault.shtml#.VUaSPJVFDIW
THe Harbor View Neighborhood Association
Baltimore County, MD
Georgia Bartrum, President
Melissa L. Allen, Vice President