On the night of August 6th, our neighbor in North Adams, a single Black woman with small children, was the victim of racist harassment and vandalism.
A group of white men with shaved heads had a gathering at an apartment next door, loudly using the N word all night long. This morning she woke up to find human feces smeared all over the outside of her apartment, on her door, across her air conditioner, and a pile left on her deck. The cameras within the facility caught a white man on camera doing it shortly after 3am. He was wearing the same clothes as one of the men from the previous night's party.
Those of us in Berkshire County and beyond who are committed to an anti-racist community can support our neighbor's safety by contributing financially.
The funds will be used for (in order of urgency):
-a new air conditioner
-new door locks/a lock change
-additional security cameras for the apartment itself (beyond the complex's cameras) or motion-activated lights
-moving costs (a truck, a deposit) to relocate to a different apartment
(There is also an option to give directly to her family by PayPal to email@example.com, which is also legitimate, but we have set up both pathways to assist people who don't use PayPal.)