Thursday, February 21, 2008

Can You Help a Sister Out?

The following is a direct cut and paste from Black Women Vote! blog:

Dear Readers,

We have started a fund to help Citoya Greenwood, a grassroots community activist, young mother, and student to move out of Dunbar Village. She lived four houses down from a horrific event, detailed here.

Citoya has worked tirelessly to improve the current situation in this particularly troubled area in West Palm Beach, Florida. However, many of us agree that it is urgently critical for her to remove herself living in that situation!

Black Women Vote! has started an emergency fund that will help her move herself and her daughter into a safer situation. Every dime of the fund will go to Citoya... if you would like to make a donation, you can do so by clicking on the 'donate' button on the right side of this page.


Other ways that you can help:

1.) If you have any clout with any educational institutions that have family housing, or scholarships/grants, email me asap at shecodes1@gmail.com. Our ultimate goal is to get her to transfer into a 4 year institution with family housing. She is very strong academically, and will also meet almost all financial need requirements.

2.) You can send her an encouraging email. She has really been hit hard by these latest events, and feels quite alone. (We haven't mentioned everything) She could really use some encouraging emails right about now. People can send emails to my account shecodes1@gmail.com, just put "Citoya" in the subject line... and I will make sure that she gets them immediately.

3.) If you know anyone who has decision-making authority with non-section 8 housing assistance, please email me.

4.) Please feel free to contact others who do not read this blog to tell her story -- Symphony is working on her bio so that people will really understand what a jewel she is.

1 comment:

Los Angelista said...

I hope this makes a difference. I wish something could happen to make that place safe for her. Actually, when I hear about Yale building $600 million dollar dormitories, I can't help but think about how happy someone like Citoya would be to live someplace that's just safe. It doesn't even have to be state of the art and fancy. Safe will do nicely.

By the way, I tagged you for a meme. Come see!