(TW: Domestic Violence)
I’ve never made a post like this before. But I’ve seen the tumblr community do amazing things, and I’m hoping you can help.
My friend, Georgina, had a 30-year-old sister named Penelope who was killed on May 9th as a result of domestic violence. Penelope had three beautiful girls, all under the age of 8, who are now left without a mother and with a father on the run.
The plan is for the girls to be placed in the custody of their grandparents, but the family is in desperate need of funds to make this happen. Friends are coordinating a fundraiser to cover the funeral expenses and moving/ongoing transportation costs. The goal is $20,000, and if anything is raised beyond that, it will go toward the substantial expense of rearing three young girls.
Any amount you are able to contribute would be a big help to these little girls and this woman’s stunned, grieving family.
If you aren’t able to donate, please consider a signal boost. Thank you.
They are likely eligible for some funds through Crime Victim’s Compensation. It wouldn’t be of immediate financial assistance, but it’s definitely something to consider a little further down the line; they have 3 years to apply. California Victim Compensation.
Thank you very much for linking that resource. I will be certain to pass it along.
(And my sincere thanks to everyone who has signal boosted this and/or donated.)
Help Kiera with her legal bills – she was expelled and arrested for felony after a harmless science mistake »
Until Monday morning, Kiera Wilmot was a well-behaved student at Bartow High School in central Florida with good grades and an interest in science. But that morning, she mixed some chemicals together in a small water bottle that caused a tiny explosion. There was a bang and some smoke, but nobody was even close to being hurt.
I remember doing experiments like that in high school. But Kiera was immediately called to the principal’s office, expelled from her school, and arrested by the police (accused of an adult felony charge). If she gets convicted, she could even lose voting rights and have lots of trouble finding employment and housing in the future.
I’m inspired by the people (especially scientists) speaking out on Twitter with solidarity for Kiera. One look at the hashtag #KieraWilmot shows the outpouring of sympathy for what’s happened to her. Curiosity is not a crime, and we shouldn’t be treating it like one!
To help her out, I want to collect some funds for Kiera’s family for the large legal bills that will surely come up as she fights her case in court. She deserves a top lawyer! If we manage to raise any money beyond her legal needs, it should go towards a scholarship fund for her. We need more young American women studying science, and they shouldn’t be afraid of taking chances.
UPDATE: This campaign has been verified by Crowdtilt, let’s start raising some funds for Kiera!
guys, please–if you live on or near the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), stay inside, lock your doors, be safe. confirmed reports of an active shooter on campus.
This has been on non-stop on news channels since it happened
- If you are in West, Texas, evacuate immediately the residual chemicals are EXTREMELY dangerous.
- AVOID I-35 ! They have requested that it be used for Emergency vehicles only at this time.
- Take only the essentials, lock everything up, TAKE YOUR PETS.
- DFW is currently considered a ‘safe’ location
Don’t believe everything you read on social media right now. Use your judgement. The same thing happened on 9/11 - false reports of secondary explosions, inflated victim counts, etc.
Make sure to check your sources before you contribute to the panic.
try https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe for more accurate information.
Do NOT drive through Boston or take the subway right now. The emergency radio is buzzing with more possible bombs. Please spread this everywhere you can to let your friends and family members know. It could save a life.
If you are on DeviantArt and see a link in your comments that is from user Nut-Rition, don’t click it. It’s a screamer, with a flashing image of Jeff the Killer. Please spread this!
Okay, so my family is in a REALLY tight spot right now. My dad doesn’t have enough to send us any, and my mom barely makes enough to pay off bills, so, instead of asking for donations, I’m just asking if you could at least spread the word that I’m selling, if not actually purchase one, to try to help us out??
My prices are fairly inexpensive, and for now I am only accepting cash amounts through PayPal.
If you can’t do it through deviantART, you can send me an ask instead, but please check the link for the full information.
Microsoft released an update recently for Windows 7: KB 2823324, and they’re advising you to uninstall it IMMEDIATELY. why? the article linked above explains it better than i can but long story short: IT IS VERY BUGGY AND CAN MESS UP YOUR COMPUTER TO THE POINT OF IT NOT STARTING UP. this is annoying as hell and i’m sure several of you have already experienced this hell (i haven’t because i saw this article on time, thank goodness). if you’re having trouble finding it or even having trouble booting up your computer, here are some ways to get rid of it:
TO UNINSTALL IT IF YOU HAVEN’T FALLEN VICTIM TO THE BUGS:
- go to Control Panel > Programs and Features
- look on the left sidebar. go to View Installed Updates.
- search for “KB2823324” (make sure KB is in there, otherwise it won’t be recognized)
- uninstall it and restart your computer.
TO UNINSTALL IT IF YOU HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO THE BUGS:
- restart your computer by presing the F8 key
- select Repair Your Computer; select language and log on
- select System Restore
- start up your computer normally. doing this should uninstall KB2823324.
SIGNAL BOOST. SPREAD THIS SHIT LIKE WILDFIRE.