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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Tragic Week

The first week of July 2016 was tragically violent. Two black men, Alton B. Sterling and Philando Castile, lost their lives at the hands of police officers. Soon after, five Dallas police officers were killed in an attack. While there are currently no rated charities with focused efforts for Alton B. Sterling, Philando Castile, or the Dallas Police Department, there are a number of funds that have been organized to support the families of those we have lost.

Planting Peace, an international nonprofit which is currently unrated, is raising money for Philando Castile’s family here.

The Advancement Project, a four-star organization, helps organized communities of color dismantle and reform the unjust and inequitable policies that undermine the promise of democracy. The Concerns of Police Survivors provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. These charities, while not specifically working with the families of the victims, do have missions aligned with the concerns at hand.

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