Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Innocents Assistance Fund, update

I'm pleased to announce that through your kind donations the Innocents Assistance Fund has raised $725 to date for William Nieves' family to help with various bills resulting from Will's illness and death. For those unfamiliar with the need for the fund, Will was convicted, sentenced to death and exonerated but then died shortly after having his name cleared. He never received conpensation for being wrongly condemned to death. The unexpected cost of dying so young hit Will's family hard, both emotionally and financially.

At the beginning of last week, the first check was sent to his mother. We are hopeful that we will have reason to send another. If you want to help (or help again), make a check payable to "Innocents Assistance Fund" and send it to:
Innocents Assistance Fund
c/o Central Pennsylvanians to Abolish the Death Penalty
315 Peffer Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
The initial goal of $1,000 is close! The Innocents Assistance Fund is a project of CPADP, and all donations are tax deductible. [Hattip to Andy & crew at the CPADP blog ]

1 comment:

David Elliot said...

A big shout-out and thank you to Karl for posting this! And to Andy in Pennsylvania for working on it.