There's nothing sadder than the handmade memorials of stuffed animals and candles that pop up at the sites of the murders of young people in Philadelphia. The artifacts of a community's collective grief were overflowing on the corner of Germantown Avenue and Allegheny where three children Terrence Moore, Keicearra Williams and Joseph Reed where hit and killed by an carjacked vehicle. Their mother Keisha Williams and the victim of the carjacking in critical condition. A neighbor is in serious condition.
Last night hundreds came to the site in a peace rally organized by the Father's Day Rally, Town Watch Integrated Services and many other anti violence organizations. They called for a healing for the family and the city. In the coming days and weeks look for actions designed to support that goal.
In the meantime EducationWorks and State Representative W. Curtis Thomas have set up a Fund to Honor the Children of Keisha Williams. Tax Deductible Donations can be made to EducationWorks with reference to the Children of Keisha Williams Fund. Checks can be sent or dropped off to EducationWorks 3149 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19133. For more information visit EducationWorks.org or call Kim Alexander at 215-221-6937.
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