GoFundMe started after vandals destroy St. Stan’s press box in Bay City
BAY CITY, MI - The community sprang into action after the St. Stan’s Athletic Club’s press box was severely damaged by vandals. Vandals broke into the St. Stan’s Athletic Club press box and destroyed everything that was in it. The St. Stan’s AC grounds are home to the St. Stan’s Polish Festival, which is set to be held form June 23 - 26 this year. One of the sports teams that call the St. Stan’s AC complex home is the Bay City All Saints Football Team. More from MLive‘Pure devastation’ after vandals destroy St. Stan’s press box in Bay CitySee who’s running in Bay County 2022 for the August primaryA sign of life?mlive.com
Fire destroys Black Brook town super's home
Apr. 26—AuSABLE FORKS — A GoFundMe page set up to support Black Brook Town Supervisor Jon Douglass and his family, who lost their home to fire over the weekend, had already exceeded its $25,000 goal Monday. Additionally, local residents have organized a fundraiser at Riverside Park, slated for May 7. "Supervisor Douglass and his wife, Jessie, are active community members who are always ...news.yahoo.com
Russian-Born Mom Allegedly Claimed She Killed Her 8-Year-Old to Protect Him From ‘Abuse’ Over Ukraine War
Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office / GoFundMeA Russian-born Wisconsin mother accused of killing her 8-year-old son allegedly told investigators she was trying to prevent him from being “abused” due to her homeland’s war against Ukraine.Natalia Hitchcock, 41, has lived for years in the U.S. with her husband and two sons, but a six-page criminal complaint filed in Sheboygan County Court this week says she began to spiral out of control in recent weeks as she watched news reports of Russia’s slaughtnews.yahoo.com
Don’t forget crowdfunding, cryptocurrency and gig dollars on your taxes
In addition to wages, salaries, bonuses and tips, taxpayers need to include income that comes from other sources. The IRS says taxpayers who collected at least $20,000 from more than 200 donations should file information from their 1099-K. Related: Need tax help? Any transaction involving virtual currency, like Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies, should be reported at the top of tax Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR. Money from part-time work, that’s paid in any form or not reported on an income statement is subject to taxes.mlive.com
2 brothers accused in slaying of WGN security guard who was ‘just trying to pump her gas,’ prosecutors say
Two brothers, a 17-year-old and a 22-year-old, were charged Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a WGN security guard, who was a mother of two, according to officials and the news station.chicagotribune.com
Michigan father dies after saving daughter from house explosion
EATON COUNTY, MI – A father died over the weekend after rescuing his daughter from their home when it exploded last week, the family said. Droscha died early Saturday, March 5, at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Michigan State Police ruled that the explosion was accidental, MLive previously reported. The GoFundMe has raised nearly $85,000 toward a $100,000 goal. READ MORE:Winter Weather Advisory Monday as snow spreads across most of Lower MichiganMotorist rescued from flooded Michigan road after car was partially submerged in waterPossibly confused 71-year-old Michigan man killed, hit by car after picking up pizzaMan dies after being shot multiple times in West Willow neighborhoodmlive.com
GoFundMe started for 14-year-old girl seriously injured in Lapeer County crash
LAPEER COUNTY, MI—A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family of a 14-year-old girl who was severely injured in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver. Shelly Gill, her husband Paul Gill, 51, and their daughter all had to be extricated from the vehicle by Lapeer City Fire and Rescue, police said. When the Hummer hit the Gill’s vehicle, the crash propelled the vehicle forward and into a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, police said. Chase was the lone occupant in the Hummer and was arrested and taken to McLaren in Lapeer. He was eventually lodged in the Lapeer County Jail on a $500,000 cash/surety bond.mlive.com
Matthew Stafford, Rams to pay for injured photographer’s hospital bills, broken gear from Super Bowl parade fall
The Los Angeles Rams and Matthew and Kelly Stafford say they will pay for photographer Kelly Smiley’s hospital expenses and broken cameras. Smiley fell backward off a tall stage at yesterday’s Super Bowl parade in Los Angeles. “We have been in communication with Kelly Smiley since yesterday’s incident and we are sorry for what happened,” Matthew Stafford, Kelly Stafford and the team said in a joint statement. Star receiver Cooper Kupp won Super Bowl MVP while catching eight balls for 92 yards and two scores. Related headlines:Ask Kyle: The Matthew Stafford Hall of Fame talk is just so sillyLions DL Michael Brockers attends Rams’ Super Bowl party as guest of Aaron DonaldDetroit posts huge Super Bowl TV ratings, trailing only Cincinnati across the countryWhat’s being said nationally about Matthew Stafford’s Hall of Fame chances after Super Bowl winmlive.com
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis threatened to investigate GoFundMe after they said they'd work with Canadian trucker vaccine protest fundraiser organizers to redistribute funds
In a press statement on Saturday before DeSantis' remarks, GoFundMe said it would be refunding donors automatically following "donor feedback."news.yahoo.com
2 detectives investigating the deaths of Lauren Smith-Fields and Brenda Rawls were suspended after families criticized police response
The families of Smith-Fields and Rawls, both Black women, said police were not properly investigating their deaths or being forthcoming with information.news.yahoo.com
GoFundMe campaign started for family of Bay County man, twin children killed in crash
BAY COUNTY, MI — A GoFundMe campaign has been started for a Pinconning family who lost a father and his twin children in a recent traffic crash. Jaxson M. and Addilyn N. McKeon, McKeon’s twin 6-year-old children, were taken by ambulance to Ascension Standish Hospital, where they died of their injuries. “Help the McKeon family with funeral expenses” was started Jan. 21 by Michele Birnbaum, McKeon’s best friend. As of 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, the campaign has raised $30,496 from 608 donors, far surpassing its stated goal of $8,000. Funeral services were held at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home on Jan. 22.mlive.com
Investigation into suspect in Texas synagogue hostage standoff
The FBI identified 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram as the suspect who held four people hostage in a synagogue in Texas on Saturday. Akram died at the scene and the hostages escaped after what the rabbi described as a terrifying ordeal. CBS News Homeland Security and Justice reporter Nicole Sganga joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero with the latest with the investigation.news.yahoo.com
Hostages freed after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead
A man held hostages for more than 10 hours Saturday at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.news.yahoo.com
Investigators Drop a Bombshell Twist After Teen’s Burger King Drive-Thru Slaying
GoFundMe/Antoinajah EdwardsWhen a 16-year-old girl was shot and killed while working at a Burger King drive-thru in Milwaukee earlier this month, the horrific news reverberated around the nation. Tens of thousands of dollars in donations poured in and Niesha Harris-Brazell’s devastated family wondered how she could be taken “in the blink of an eye.” But after spending two weeks piecing together events, investigators have made the bombshell allegation in court documents that Harris-Brazell was kinews.yahoo.com
Michigan diner owner who defied state shutdown dies of COVID-19
BRANCH COUNTY, MI – A diner owner who kept his restaurant open in defiance of state shutdowns has died after more than a two-month battle with COVID-19. He owned the Quincy Diner, 174 E. Chicago St. (U.S. 12) in the village of Quincy. He kept the restaurant open in December 2020, in violation of the partial shutdown ordered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Related: ‘I’d have lost the business.’ Southern Michigan diner open for dine-in customers despite ban“My wife’s fighting stage-four colon cancer,” Pareny said in December 2020. In addition to running the Quincy Diner, Parney worked full time at FireKeepers Casino and Hotel.mlive.com
Fiancée of Man Convicted In Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder Tried to Hail Him as a Hero In Failed GoFundMe Campaign Before It Was Ultimately Shut Down
GoFundMe recently terminated a campaign raising money for William “Roddie” Bryan, one of the men convicted last month of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, after it said […]news.yahoo.com
College Student Dead After Frat’s Diabolical ‘Underground Fight Club’
GoFundMeOn November 19, Nathan Valencia, a 20-year-old Las Vegas college junior and fraternity member, fought a member of another campus fraternity in the “main event” of an annual boxing match.According to an Instagram flyer leading up to Kappa Sigma Fight Night, proceeds for the annual event were supposed to support Center Ring Boxing, a youth boxing club in Las Vegas.But the friendly match quickly turned tragic. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝐊𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐚 𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐦𝐚 (@unlvkappasigma) Accordnews.yahoo.com
GoFundMe pulls page aimed at raising $5 million bail for Waukesha Christmas parade suspect
A GoFundMe page aimed at raising $5 million bail for the Wisconsin man accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha has been pulled from the platform. Darrell Brooks Jr. was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide following the holiday event on Sunday. Five people were pronounced dead on the scene while a sixth victim, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, died ...news.yahoo.com
Kyle Rittenhouse: 'I support the BLM movement'
Kyle Rittenhouse told Fox News Channel's 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' he's not a racist, he supports Black Lives Matter, and he acted in self defense when he shot three protesters, killing two last year. He was acquitted on all charges last week. (Nov. 23)news.yahoo.com
Jurors for "Unite the Right" civil trial will continue deliberations Tuesday
Plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and statutory damages against two dozen white nationalist, neo-Nazi and white supremacist organizations and individuals for conspiring to commit racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the 2017 Unite the Right rally. CBS News homeland security and justice reporter Nicole Sganga joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano for the latest on the case.news.yahoo.com
Trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery moves to closing arguments
Attorneys are making their closing arguments in the trial of Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan, who are charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery. CBS News producer Rodney Hawkins joins CBSN to discuss.news.yahoo.com
Biden calls SUV's crashing through Waukesha parade a ‘horrific act of violence’
Before nominating Jerome Powell for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, President Biden commented on Sunday's incident in Waukesha, Wis., when an SUV smashed through a parade, killing at least five and injuring dozens. Biden noted the families’ grief and said, “An entire community is struggling — struggling to cope with the horrific act of violence.”news.yahoo.com
Devoted Traverse City school teacher among 4 dead in Beaver Island plane crash
BEAVER ISLAND, MI -- The man who was piloting the plane which crashed on Beaver Island Saturday has been identified as a teacher who spent 16 years with the Traverse City school district. East Middle School Principal Marshall Perkins told families Julian was a “devoted educator to the students he served.”Julian was piloting the plane, which took off from the northern Lower Peninsula headed toward Beaver Island Saturday afternoon. Along with Julian, three other people were killed in the crash: Mike Perdue of Gaylord and Beaver Island residents Kate Leese and Adam Kendall. The incident took place around 1:30 p.m. at Welke Airport on the remote island in Lake Michigan, off the coast of Charlevoix. READ MORE:Man killed on Michigan freeway after stopping to go to the bathroom2 people killed in plane crash in Northern Michigan, second crash in 3 daysYpsilanti student dies after ‘medical emergency’ at high school basketball tryoutsmlive.com
Family of 7 finds new home after police destroyed house during Kalamazoo standoff
KALAMAZOO, MI – Community members are being asked to help support a family whose house was destroyed by police during a standoff this week. The house the family was renting was destroyed by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety as a 16-hour standoff concluded in the 1500 block of Washington Avenue. The church is organizing donations for the family, Woods said, after city officials reached out and asked for help. Trader Joe’s is donating food for the family, Woods said. Clothing donations are also accepted at the school in the following sizes:Girl age 4, clothing size 6/7, shoe size 2 youthBoy age 6, clothing size 7/8, shoe size 3 youthGirl age 11, clothing size 14 misses, shoe size 6.5Girl age 15, clothing size 2x, shoe size 8 or 9Girl age 17, clothing size 14 woman, shoe size 6Woman age 35, clothing size 3x, shoe size 13Male age 34, clothing size medium or large, shoe size 10.5Alex Rawls, 35, was killed during the standoff.mlive.com
Donations pour in for families of Atlanta shooting victims
(AP Photo/Ben Gray)Shortly after his mother was killed in the Atlanta-area shootings, Randy Park launched a GoFundMe page asking for $20,000 to pay for funeral expenses. For now, donors to victims of the Atlanta shootings must scour individual GoFundMe accounts. A page for Yong Yue’s family drew more than $115,000. AdPark's family was the first to launch a GoFundMe page. This is simply a change in my life,” Park wrote to the 70,000 people who had contributed as of Sunday afternoon.
Officers raise money to get Ann Arbor boy who survived terrible crash wheelchair accessible vehicle
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Last year a boy from Ann Arbor survived a terrible crash and his life was forever changed. His journey touched the lives of the Wayne officers who answered the call. He’s my superhero,” said Lindsay Vierk, whose son was paralyzed in the crash. AdThe Wayne officers that responded that day say Butler is a boy they will never forget. AdRead more: Ann Arbor headlines
Ann Arbor parents launch GoFundMe to start PAC as school district mulls staying virtual
ANN ARBOR – A GoFundMe organized by parent group Ann Arbor Reasonable Return has surpassed its $30,000 goal in under 24 hours. “Ann Arbor Reasonable Return is exploring all options to get relief for families in the Ann Arbor Public Schools who have been in virtual only learning since March 13, 2020,” reads the GoFundMe page. “We are raising funds for establishing a political action committee (PAC) that can then take steps like retain professional legal and lobbying counsel. According to the Board of Education, if they vote to keep school virtual, children with the greatest needs will be able to return to buildings at the end of March. AdCo-founder of Ann Arbor Reasonable Return Lena Kauffman said that the group is currently in the process of signing with the firm.
Ann Arbor woman raising money to provide homeless with phone charging kits
READ: Former homeless woman hands out phone charger kits to those in need in Ann ArborAside from not having a safe place to stay, another problem was created. Many homeless people do keep a cell phone, that is how they can stay connected to services offering help. A formerly homeless woman in Ann Arbor found a solution but is asking for help. Ariah Schgat, 28, said when she was homeless her phone was her lifeline to doctors, shelter services and more. READ: Michigan nonprofit aims to help homeless, dismiss stereotypes“It’s very nerve-wracking because every percent going down is another chance you could miss the call that could get you off the streets,” she said.
Man charged with mutilating body in connection with missing 29-year-old Livingston County woman
DETROIT – Dowan Knighton, 47, is in jail in connection with the recently discovered remains of 29-year-old Kayla Pierce of Livingston County. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Knighton with mutilation of a dead body, concealing the death of an individual and tampering with evidence. Detroit police said Pierce’s mother reported her missing on Nov. 24, 2020. He is expected to return to court Feb. 25. A GoFundMe has been set up to help Pierce’s family pay for funeral expenses.
Former homeless woman hands out phone charger kits to those in need in Ann Arbor
Ariah Schugat recently came to the Ann Arbor area and experienced these challenges. With restaurants, cafes and the Ann Arbor District Libraries closed, the pack helped keep her phone charged and, in turn, connected with those who could help. When asked why she started the project, Schugat said she wanted to spread kindness, since it is ultimately what got her off the streets. “The need is far greater than just the phone kits. Every time they come out (of jail), they’re two steps further back.”With plans to expand the project, Schugat said more funding is needed.
Suspected drunk driver awaits charges in Taylor crash that killed 12-year-old girl
TAYLOR, Mich. – A Metro Detroit family is grieving while awaiting charges against a suspected drunk driver who crashed into another vehicle this week, killing a 12-year-old girl. UPDATE: Man accused of driving drunk faces 9 felony charges in Taylor crash that killed 12-year-old girlOn Wednesday, Feb. 3, 12-year-old Phoebe Elliot was a passenger in her aunt’s vehicle, traveling westbound on Northline Road. Taylor Police Chief John Blair says the driver who crashed into Elliot’s vehicle will more than likely be facing charges. “I think this is about supporting this 12-year-old girl’s family,” Blair said. Original story: Driver accused of running red light in Taylor crash that killed 12-year-old girlMore: Local news
Jim Toy Community Center to close office, starts GoFundMe campaign
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Jim Toy Community Center announced Tuesday that the doors of its physical office space, located at 319 Braun Court, would close at the end of January. Jim Toy Community Center has also launched a GoFundMe campaign to help with the expenses of the volunteer-run nonprofit. If you can, please help by contributing to the GoFundMe Campaign to ensure a vibrant and active countywide #LGBTQ resource center exists in the future. After the Jim Toy Community Center board of directors meeting in December, Joe Schoch was elected as board president in 2021. He is replacing Travis Radina, who was elected as an Ann Arbor City Council member representing Ward 3 in November.
Longtime Ann Arbor firefighter passes away after battling cancer
ANN ARBOR – Retired training officer with the Ann Arbor Fire Department, Craig Sidelinger, passed away on Monday morning after a nearly two-year battle with colon cancer. Sidelinger joined AAFD as a firefighter in 2000. He held the position for 10 years before advancing to training officer -- a role he also held for 10 years. According to AAFD, Sidelinger was the longest-serving training officer in the department. “He also helped teach public outreach such as Safety Town, Ann Arbor Ready, and the City Citizen’s Academy.
Married couple identified in fatal Corktown collision
DETROIT – Family and friends of Rodney and Marlene Rodriguez are remembering the two after they died in a two-car collision on Michigan Avenue. According to a GoFundMe page, Rodney and Marlene were married for 43 years. Rodney just picked up his wife from work at a city casino when the crash happened on New Year’s Eve night. Larry and Tahisha Smith had just left MGM Casino when they saw the crash. Police said Rodney and Marlene were in their Mercury Sable which was split in half in the collision.
Pinball Pete’s asks for help keeping the lights on amid pandemic
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Whether it’s a first date, birthday party or family game night, everyone has a story about Pinball Pete’s. So Pinball Pete’s has started a GoFundMe campaign and is asking its legions of loyal fans for help. “The response that we’ve received initially has been outstanding,” said Nick Reynolds, son of Pinball Pete’s owner Mike Reynolds. Those who donate between $1-$50 will be mentioned in a thank you post on the Pinball Pete’s Facebook pages. Pinball Pete’s is at 1214 S. University Ave in Ann Arbor and 220 Albert St. in East Lansing, Michigan.
Pinball Pete’s in Ann Arbor to reopen Saturday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – We hope you’ve been saving up your quarters. Pinball and arcade game players can Ann Arbor’s historic arcade, Pinball Pete’s, between noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday. According to the businesses’ Facebook page, masks are required, hand sanitizer stations are posted throughout the store and machines are sanitized as they are used. The East Lansing Pinball Pete’s location will on January 1, 2021 with limited hours and capacity. Pinball Pete’s is at 1214 S. University Ave.
Sterling Heights police help family in need after parents die from COVID
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A couple who died after battling COVID-19 left behind three children. Those children now need help paying the bills. However, the Sterling Heights Police Department decided officers could help, too. If you would like to help the family, there is a GoFundMe. More: Sterling Heights news
Michigan restaurant supplier works to raise money for food service workers
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – With little government assistance, the food service in the United States has been decimated by the pandemic. In lieu of government assistance, one Metro Detroit supplier is stepping in to help as much as they can. That’s why they set up the Local Love campaign, an online application for restaurant owners to fill out and also a GoFundMe page to raise money for these restaurants. So anyone that is able to help should help,” Floyd said. According to the National Restaurant Association, 83% of restaurants owners expect sales to decline over winter and 37% believe they’ll be able to remain open in six months without government help.
Officials identify body found on Grand Valley State University campus as first-year student from Royal Oak
ALLENDALE, Mich. – Dozens are mourning the sudden loss of Grand Valley State University first-year student Taylor DeRosa. DeRosa’s body was found on Dec. 12 by a jogger near the athletic field on the university’s Allendale campus. Police are investigating her death as suspicious. PREVIOUS: Police investigating suspicious death after body found on Grand Valley campusThe manner of death is not being revealed at this time. Anyone who has information is asked to call the Grand Valley State University Police Department at 616-331-3255.
Family of 12-year-old boy fatally shot in Oak Park needs help with funeral
OAK PARK, Mich. – Family and friends of LaDamien Williams is asking for help covering the boy’s funeral costs. LaDamien was just 12 years old when he was fatally shot Monday inside a home in Oak Park. Here is the statement from the fund organizer:“My friend dedicated her life to saving other peoples lives. She has worked in the healthcare field saving lives every day being there for other people’s family members. She did not have any life insurance for her children and we need to help give this young man, this innocent young man a proper burial.
Bike built for boy with cerebral palsy stolen from Shelby Township home
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A family in Macomb County is asking a thief to return a stolen bike -- no questions asked. It’s no ordinary bike -- it was built specifically for their 12-year-old son with cerebral palsy so he could ride with his sisters. “The bike itself was bought because he can’t really do a two-wheel,” said Jennifer Kraft. Like Leland, the bike was one-of-a-kind -- a tricycle built and modified so he could join his sisters on their rides. “It was more so about his independence,” Nicholas Kraft said.
Bike built for boy with cerebral palsy stolen from Shelby Township home
Bike built for boy with cerebral palsy stolen from Shelby Township homePublished: August 30, 2020, 11:29 pm“It just seems like all that hard work we did to get it shipped here because of everything that’s going on, and my brother in-law’s work on the bike it -- just seems like it went to waste,” said Nicholas Kraft.
SCRAP Creative Reuse hopes to keep doors open with Save Our SCRAP project
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – One Ann Arbor nonprofit is reaching out to the community to help to keep it afloat during the global health crisis. SCRAP Creative Reuse is a nonprofit organization located in Ann Arbor dedicated to education on sustainability and recycling used materials. The drop in business inspired SCRAP Creative Reuse to open up the Save our SCRAP project, a Gofundme with a goal of $20,000. Saturday Aug. 29, SCRAP Creative Reuse will also be having a back-to-school sale with buy one get one free fill-a-bags, special deals for teachers, and discounts on school and office supplies. To donate visit the Save our SCRAP Gofundme, or visit the SCRAP Creative Reuse website for more information.
Community rallies to help Ferndale poet facing eviction
FERNDALE, Mich. – Sparrow Karas is a beloved member of the Ferndale community and her neighbors are joining forces to help. After living in the same house for 30 years, Karas is facing eviction. She said her believe is that humans are extraordinary, which makes our current world a mystery to her. The owner wants to sell the house and Karas is facing eviction. The goal is to raise enough money to make the down payment on the house, buy it and gift it to her.
Video of Detroit man using custom wheelchair goes viral, family asks for help
DETROIT – It’s been decades since one Detroit grandfather has been able to walk due to multiple sclerosis. It’s designed to help the user stand upright and be able to walk. “The last time I saw him stand up was in college,” Melinda said. “I understand we’re in the middle of a pandemic and a civil rights movement, but hope is not canceled and courage is not canceled,” Melinda said. “My father is the most courageous man I know.”A GoFundMe has been set up for the family.
Iconic 45-year-old Ann Arbor bookstore launches GoFundMe to weather coronavirus pandemic
In 1975, Jay Platt opened West Side Book Shop on W. Liberty St. seven years after graduating from the University of Michigan. Platt launched the “HELP WEST SIDE BOOKS SURVIVE” GoFundMe campaign on April 28 with the goal of raising $75,000. Additionally, Platt has had to cancel this year’s Ann Arbor Book Fair -- an event he has organized for more than 25 years that benefits University of Michigan’s Clements Library. “We are vintage, like many of our books,” wrote Platt. West Side Book Shop is at 113 W. Liberty Street Ann Arbor.
Michigan school district finds unique way to raise money after residents vote against bond proposal
BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan school district has launched a GoFundMe-style fundraising campaign for school upgrades after residents voted against a bond proposal in 2018. MLive reports that Northwest Community Schools District started the Invest in Northwest portal in January. The district hopes to encourage people to give by sharing success stories on the website. The online portal does not have a timeline or total price tag. Some projects have money goals, while others don’t.
Company gifts family accessible van after teen shot in head at Detroit gas station
In June of 2019, Johnson and his family were getting pizza and stopped at a gas station at 7 Mile and Telegraph roads in Detroit. The first company to call us back was Freedom Motors USA. Right away, Freedom Motors USA jumped into action. Sales Manager Justin Lerette said, “The name Freedom Motors USA means more than a company name. (WDIV)When Local 4 showed Brathwaite her new van, thanks to Freedom Motors USA, she was overwhelmed.
GoFundMe set up for family of 1-year-old boy killed in I-94 crash
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A donation account has been set up to help the family of a 1-year-old boy who was killed Tuesday morning when someone struck his mother’s car on eastbound I-94 in Macomb County. Police said the preliminary investigation showed a van was traveling in the left center lane on eastbound I-94 at Martin Road about 6 a.m. when it changed into the left lane and rear-ended the car. She stopped the car on the interstate and was waiting for help when the van hit the car. The family says the boy’s mother suffered serious injuries and will have a long road to recovery. This GoFundMe page has been created to help pay for the child’s funeral.
Boy, 5, Thrown From Mall of America Balcony by Stranger Now Recovering at Home
A 5-year-old boy who was thrown off a third-story balcony at the Mall of America in a random attack nearly five months ago has recovered enough to leave the hospital, his loved ones said. Landen completed inpatient rehabilitation and has entered the next phase of recovery, which will take place at his home, his family said Tuesday on GoFundMe. Landen will undergo continued outpatient rehabilitation for multiple injuries and adjusting to life back at home and school, his family said. Landen was with his family at the Minnesota mall on April 12 when a stranger grabbed him and threw him over the balcony, officials said. RELATED STORIESMan Who Threw Boy at Mall of America Gets 19 Years in PrisonMore Than $500K Raised for Little Boy Thrown Off Mall of America BalconyToddler Is Recovering After Being Hit by Shrapnel, Losing Teeth in Texas Shooting
Pa. duo faked birth, death for GoFundMe
The couple raised a total of $550 from the GoFundMe, according to a company spokeswoman. Photographs of baby Easton were posted on the couple's Facebook pages, and the baby matched the "appearance of a newborn look-a-like baby doll," the complaint said. Police say they were unable to find any record that baby Easton ever existed. Police checked with the coroner's office in Somerset and Cambria County and neither had records of an Easton Lang, according to the complaint. CNN has also attempted to reach out to the people who gave the couple money and gifts.