Sheriff Hernandez/Travis Co. Funds

$9,717 of $1.5M goal

Raised by 291 people in 19 months
Kevin Darryl
on behalf of Coralie Pledger
 AUSTIN, TX
UPDATE: February 6, 2017 1:40 p.m. 
I have turned over access to the donations to the Austin Community Foundation and all funds will to to the "Travis County Stronger Together" Fund and be dispersed to the organizations that were funded through Sheriff Hernandez Department. Thanks again so much to all those that have donated. Thanks, Kevin

Hi Everyone. Just wanted to post an update that on Monday, February 6th we will be transferring these funds to https://www.traviscountystrongertogether.com which is the account set up by Austin Community Foundation that was started two days after I opened this Go Fund Me Account. They will be co-sponsors when I transfer this to them tomorrow so any other funds that come in will go to that account. As of Sunday , February 5th the Travis County #StrongerTogether Account was up to $77,300 and we will be adding over $7,000 to that so it should go up to over $85,000 sometime on Monday. I will be posting the link here and on my twitter main page so that contributions will still continue to come in for these important programs through Travis County. Thanks again for all your support. Kevin



Hi , As friends of Travis Co. I'm glad to see we have donations coming in for the Sheriffs Department. All funds will be turned over to Judge Sarah Eckhardt to be dispersed to the departments that receive funding from the Grant money that Gov. Greg Abbott pulled from Travis County Sheriff's Office. These funds also were taken from several other departments in the county. Hopefully we will be able to make a difference in supporting Travis County which is under attack by Gov. Abbott. Thanks, Kevin
Today, Feb. 1st Gov. Greg Abbott has taken away $1.5 million dollars from Travis County because of Sheriff Sally Hernandez not allowing herself to be bullied into becoming the ICE Police of Austin/Travis County. She will hold major offenders for ICE but not those whoe are minor offendors.  Greg Abbott like Donald Trump is trying to be the Dictator of Texas. Let's help raise this money for Travis County and show Gov. Abbott he cannot personally hand out and take away money at will.
Gov. Greg Abbott has followed through on his threat to cut off state funding for Travis County over its new "sanctuary" policy.

Abbott's office said Wednesday it has canceled criminal justice grants it usually administers to the county, whose sheriff, Sally Hernandez, recently announced her department would reduce its cooperation with federal immigration authorities when they request an inmate be flagged for possible deportation. The policy was set to go into effect Wednesday.

The move appears to target about $1.5 million Travis County was due to receive this year from the criminal justice division of the governor’s office. The division doled out $1.8 million to the county last year and has already paid out roughly $300,000 in 2017.

Hernandez, whose jurisdiction includes Austin, has showed no signs of backing down from the policy, even after Abbott raised the prospect she could be removed from office. The move came a day after Abbott named banning so-called "sanctuary cities" one of four emergency items in his State of the State speech.
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Monday, February 6, 2017 1:40 p.m.
I have turned over access to the donations to the Austin Community Foundation and all funds will to to the "Travis County Stronger Together" Fund and be dispersed to the organizations that were funded through Sheriff Hernandez Department. Thanks again so much to all those that have donated. Thanks, Kevin
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Hi Everyone. Just wanted to post an update that on Monday, February 6th we will be transferring these funds to https://www.traviscountystrongertogether.com which is the account set up by Austin Community Foundation that was started two days after I opened this Go Fund Me Account. They will be co-sponsors when I transfer this to them tomorrow so any other funds that come in will go to that account. As of Sunday , February 5th the Travis County #StrongerTogether Account was up to $77,300 and we will be adding over $7,000 to that so it should go up to over $85,000 sometime on Monday. I will be posting the link here and on my twitter main page so that contributions will still continue to come in for these important programs through Travis County. Thanks again for all your support. Kevin
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All of this money goes to Austin Community Foundation which will distribute the funds. Here's the story that was on KEYE http://m.dailykos.com/story/2017/2/4/1629908/-Thanks-CBS-KEYE-Austin-s-Adam-Hassom-s-Story-on-Go-Fund-Me-Austin-Community-Foundation-s-Links. I also talked to Sheriff Hernandez assistant who informed me that the Sheriffs office cannot legally accept donations and that is why these will be handled through Judge Eckhardt. Thanks again
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Since I went to bed last night we have received another $500 to go to Sheriff Hernandez & the Travis Co. Sheriff's Dept. These funds Assist Programs that help Veterans, Children and Rehab for Drug Users/Prostitutes. These are the funds that have been taken away. As one of our donors Todd quoted in his donation "Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
This is who we are and what Americans should be. Helping the Immigrants and those in need. Thanks again, Kevin
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Sue Reilly
19 months ago
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There is an official fundraising site: https://traviscountystrong.wixsite.com/tc-strongertogether

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Laura'Hugo Sanchez Juarez
19 months ago
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Yo done aqui , para alludar y apollar, pero tambien para mandar un mensaje, esto se esta compartiendo en Facebook, es una forma de hacerle saver a la gente y pedirles su apollo ala sheriff Sally Hernadez "Mantengase fuerte♥" #unidosmasfuertes I chose to donate here ,to help & support, but also as a message this is going all over Facebook, and is a way of letting people know and call for support & thank sheriff sally Hernandez " stay strong ♥" #strongertogether .

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Jessi Rodriguez
19 months ago
1
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Can you please write this in spanish. For my Hispanic friends. Thank you

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Catherine Todd
19 months ago
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Glenda, all fundraising sites have to charge a fee to pay the expenses of operating the site. I gladly donate to both. Glad to find out that this site is going to help Sheriff Hernandez and the other groups. I can hardly believe " It may take lawsuits for Sheriff Hernandez to get these funds back..." With a Republican majority in office, it just never ends. Thank God for people and fundraising sites like this one. Thank YOU, Kevin!

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Kevin Darryl
19 months ago
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These funds will be disbursed to all the groups under the grant. I have contacted Judge Eckhardt's office and they said keep collecting funds for now. It may take lawsuits for Sheriff Hernandez to get these funds back so for now they have lost this funding for the programs that the money currently goes to.

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Catherine Todd
19 months ago

Can we continue to donate? It's sure these important programs will need more funding as time goes on. Thank you for such a wonderful gofundme program you have begun, and to all the good-hearted donors that make the world keep going round. Love to all, Catherine Todd, Oxford NC

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Kevin Darryl
19 months ago

Hi Everyone. Just wanted to post an update that on Monday, February 6th we will be transferring these funds to https://www.traviscountystrongertogether.com which is the account set up by Austin Community Foundation that was started two days after I opened this Go Fund Me Account. They will be co-sponsors when I transfer this to them tomorrow so any other funds that come in will go to that account. As of Sunday , February 5th the Travis County #StrongerTogether Account was up to $77,300 and we will be adding over $7,000 to that so it should go up to over $85,000 sometime on Monday. I will be posting the link here and on my twitter main page so that contributions will still continue to come in for these important programs through Travis County. Thanks again for all your support. Kevin

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Kevin Darryl
19 months ago

Hi. Here's my blog from today on Daily Kos. It has the segment from KEYE Friday night. It gives the links to my Go Fund Me Account & Austin Community Foundation. I hope this answers any questions you might have. Thanks, Kevin http://m.dailykos.com/story/2017/2/4/1629908/-Thanks-CBS-KEYE-Austin-s-Adam-Hassom-s-Story-on-Go-Fund-Me-Austin-Community-Foundation-s-Links

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Fatima Jazmin Aviles
19 months ago

Esta creo no es la página oficial hay otra

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Karla Hernandez de M
19 months ago

I have a question ,this is official and security for donation ?

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Glenda Bridges
19 months ago

This site charges a fee of totals so why donate here anyway.

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Leigh Garland
19 months ago

Where will this money go? Can citizens donate directly to Travis County? There's a Travis County Sheriff's foundation that can accept money from citizens. Can you confirm where these funds will be allocated?

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$20
Sandra Alvarez
18 months ago

I support Sally Hernandez and the Travis County Sheriff's Dept.

$20
Seja Rachael
19 months ago

I support Sheriff Hernandez and her courage to stand up for those that do not have the power to protect themselves.

KW
$25
Kelly Walker
19 months ago

Kudos to Sheriff Hernandez for choosing to do what is right for her department and her community. Her stance bears out the the duty "To Protect and Serve".

$50
Anonymous
19 months ago
AS
$10
ann smith
19 months ago

Yeah to all of you for standing up to this ridiculous government of ours

RD
$25
Rosa Delgado
19 months ago

No es mucho pero es de corazón para ayudar a la buena causa en apoyo a la sheriff

Sue Reilly
19 months ago
2
2

There is an official fundraising site: https://traviscountystrong.wixsite.com/tc-strongertogether

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Laura'Hugo Sanchez Juarez
19 months ago
1
1

Yo done aqui , para alludar y apollar, pero tambien para mandar un mensaje, esto se esta compartiendo en Facebook, es una forma de hacerle saver a la gente y pedirles su apollo ala sheriff Sally Hernadez "Mantengase fuerte♥" #unidosmasfuertes I chose to donate here ,to help & support, but also as a message this is going all over Facebook, and is a way of letting people know and call for support & thank sheriff sally Hernandez " stay strong ♥" #strongertogether .

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Jessi Rodriguez
19 months ago
1
1

Can you please write this in spanish. For my Hispanic friends. Thank you

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Catherine Todd
19 months ago
1
1

Glenda, all fundraising sites have to charge a fee to pay the expenses of operating the site. I gladly donate to both. Glad to find out that this site is going to help Sheriff Hernandez and the other groups. I can hardly believe " It may take lawsuits for Sheriff Hernandez to get these funds back..." With a Republican majority in office, it just never ends. Thank God for people and fundraising sites like this one. Thank YOU, Kevin!

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Kevin Darryl
19 months ago
1
1

These funds will be disbursed to all the groups under the grant. I have contacted Judge Eckhardt's office and they said keep collecting funds for now. It may take lawsuits for Sheriff Hernandez to get these funds back so for now they have lost this funding for the programs that the money currently goes to.

+ Read More
Catherine Todd
19 months ago

Can we continue to donate? It's sure these important programs will need more funding as time goes on. Thank you for such a wonderful gofundme program you have begun, and to all the good-hearted donors that make the world keep going round. Love to all, Catherine Todd, Oxford NC

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Kevin Darryl
19 months ago

Hi Everyone. Just wanted to post an update that on Monday, February 6th we will be transferring these funds to https://www.traviscountystrongertogether.com which is the account set up by Austin Community Foundation that was started two days after I opened this Go Fund Me Account. They will be co-sponsors when I transfer this to them tomorrow so any other funds that come in will go to that account. As of Sunday , February 5th the Travis County #StrongerTogether Account was up to $77,300 and we will be adding over $7,000 to that so it should go up to over $85,000 sometime on Monday. I will be posting the link here and on my twitter main page so that contributions will still continue to come in for these important programs through Travis County. Thanks again for all your support. Kevin

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Kevin Darryl
19 months ago

Hi. Here's my blog from today on Daily Kos. It has the segment from KEYE Friday night. It gives the links to my Go Fund Me Account & Austin Community Foundation. I hope this answers any questions you might have. Thanks, Kevin http://m.dailykos.com/story/2017/2/4/1629908/-Thanks-CBS-KEYE-Austin-s-Adam-Hassom-s-Story-on-Go-Fund-Me-Austin-Community-Foundation-s-Links

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Fatima Jazmin Aviles
19 months ago

Esta creo no es la página oficial hay otra

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Karla Hernandez de M
19 months ago

I have a question ,this is official and security for donation ?

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Glenda Bridges
19 months ago

This site charges a fee of totals so why donate here anyway.

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Leigh Garland
19 months ago

Where will this money go? Can citizens donate directly to Travis County? There's a Travis County Sheriff's foundation that can accept money from citizens. Can you confirm where these funds will be allocated?

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