The Athens Anti Discrimination Movement (AADM) recently sent gifts of comfort to some of the families of recent victims of racist violence: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Rayshaud Brooks.
The gifts included a handmade quilted square with their name embroidered in a heart, a hand crocheted afghan, handmade soap, and a monetary gift reports Deb Brenner, a UUFA SAC member and AADM Board member.
Finding an appropriate address to send the gift to, Deb reports, was a task that took many hours of research, communicating with lawyers, Facebook contacts, and other creative contacts that she was able to find.
She was able to send a donation to assist George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna, which she is so pleased to have been able to accomplish.
She also described her communication with Breonna Taylor’s aunt via Facebook Direct Message as heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Dealing with the many emotions of recent events, sending these personal gifts has been a nice and very different way to share our condolences.