Fundraising Appeal for the Shoe Store
At the June 14th community meeting about the illegal arrest and eviction of the residents of 1652 Ridge Ave, many of you asked how you could help (for those who need more info please read the press release: http://defenestrator.org/shoestore_raid
Your help will definitely be needed as the residents determine what steps they must take to get their home back, and we hope you'll be available in the coming months to assist with practical needs as they arise. For now, we'd like you to consider contributing a few dollars towards the residents' emergency expenditures of the last few weeks, which total about $1000 (including almost $300 for cell phone usage, several hundred for recording and documentation equipment, gas money, etc.). At this point, we're only trying to raise enough to meet that amount and pay back all the people who fronted money, saving more serious efforts and generosity for when they'll be needed. The residents would much rather be able to rely on you for future support when specific needs become more clear.
If you'd like to make a donation, you may do so in cash or check (made out to Jennifer Rock). We can pick these up from you, or you can drop them off at LAVA or 4722 Baltimore (the mail-slot to the left of the A-SPACE). Mark them "SHOE STORE" in big letters. Please reply to this email if you need to figure out a pick-up time and place. And please pass this along to friends who you think have interest and concern about this event. Thanks so much for your help! Sincerely,
the fundraising group on behalf of the residents of 1652 Ridge