Wednesday, July 28, 2010
A DeKalb Tragedy
Now, it seems that due to health issues and a series of events, this family is losing their home. Bloggers, what can we do to help out this hero's family?
Read the article in today's AJC and bring your ideas to the comments section.
Slain soldier's kin to lose their home
UPDATE: Evicted soldier's mom gets help from friends
Friends and supporters have rushed to the aid of military mom Patricia Roberts just days before she was to be evicted from her Lithonia home.
Roberts, whose son, Spc. Jamaal Addison, was the first Georgian killed in the Iraq conflict, was packing her belongings early this week to abandon the condominium she shares with her ailing mother and her grandson.
After The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on her troubles Wednesday, a group called Grandmothers for Peace set up a fund in Addison’s name to help his family find a home.
The Jamaal Addison Fund was established at the Delta Community Credit Union, 1025 Virginia Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30054. (For information call 404-715-4725 or 1-800-544-3328.)
“I’m very grateful,” said Roberts. “I’m going to try and obtain a residence, and I’m very grateful.”
UPDATE: Kim is checking on the validity of the fund and other direct avenues for bloggers to provide support. More on Monday.
Good news - for now, the family has been given an indefinite reprieve from SunTrust bank. Read about it at the AJC.