Help Drew Please
Millions of people across the world have seen the video of that shows a white woman who called the police on me (left, in photo) and a friend for #BBQingWhileBlack. This week lots of you will probably see another video from Lake Merritt in Oakland that shows a man throwing a homeless man's belongings into the lake.
That homeless man's name is Drew (he's in the middle in the pic) and he's lived at Lake Merritt for a long time. Like the thousands of other people in the Bay Area without homes, Drew is one of our neighbors. We're disgusted that someone thought it was ok to treat Drew this way and want to show him through our care that what happened to him is unacceptable. It's not ok to destroy someone's things just because they are homeless. Help us show Drew that his community is here for him and that we care.
All donations will go towards our goal of replacing everything that was thrown in the lake including:
- other essential items.
If we meet our goal, we'd also be able to get him a tent so he can sleep more peacefully and his belongings can be more protected. Drew told us that would help him feel more safe after this incident.
Please donate today and help support Drew. No donation is too big or too small and all money will go directly to getting Drew what he needs. We'll also provide updates each time we do something for Drew.
Let's show how Oakland really treats each other.
Thank you for reading and please share!!
- Kenzie Mouton, 2 Brothers At The Lake
(with support from Ashley Yates (@brownblaze) and the Oakland community)
* Here's the video, in case you haven't seen what happened: https://www.facebook.com/groups/232267431777/permalink/10155523062966778/
**Oakland, be on the lookout for this man, he's already committed another act of violence against a community organizer and stole his phone: https://www.facebook.com/matt.nelson.5494360/videos/10156311731972095/?hc_ref=ARQ0eypCPyJ2TJOB7ZdY6CkLaogcNa3o6xuL5-YdtmJMETbyVqnD9UdQnf7TpCynNnA
Ladies and gentlemen. We are sorry that we have not posted any updates. We have been dealing with housing issues and we have been looking for drew an apartment. We think this week he will have one. We will be meeting with a landlord this week to see when will drew move in or will he be on the list to move in.