Sunday, May 13, 2012

Chris Frazer, Picking Up The Pieces

Today, on Mothers Day, several of us came out to visit Chris Frazer, her mom Daisy, and Grandson Malachi at their new house, which is temporary. We brought Mothers Day flowers and offered our labor as there's still much moving around that needs to be done.

It's been just over a week since the Frazer family was evicted at gunpoint by Sheriff Thomas Brown and 40 of his officers at 3am. The trauma that the unprecedented action caused the Frazer family undeniably lingers strong. It was a tough scene to observe for anyone, but one can only imagine what it's like having you doors knocked in, physically forced out, and see all you belongings carelessly tossed onto the lawn.

Given the circumstances the Frazer family is making the best of the situation. The family's first priority was getting everyone under the same roof again.

There are needs.

The unexpected move has brought many expenses, from moving trucks, movers, broken and damaged property, first and last months rent, and turning on new utilities, the Frazers money is stretched very thin. We've set up a wepay account that goes directly into Chris Frazers account. Our hope is to get at least 2,500 by the end of the week, can you help?

There are also specific items that the family needs. They Include:

Window Treatments
Clothing hangers
Sink stoppers
Night Lights
Twin Bed, and sheets
Queen Bed and sheets
Frame for a king sized bed
Full sized bed foot board

Next steps.

This Thursday(5/17) at 7:30pm there will be a candlelight vigil in front of the home(3662 wellhaun rd, Decatur) Chris Frazer's family was evicted from in the middle of the night at 3am. We invite all who are concerned with foreclosures, evictions, and housing in general to stand with Chris Frazer and her family.

During the eviction the Frazer family had several items stolen from them, they include:

Three gold watches
Wii video game system
Three machetes that belonged to Chris's deceased husband
An 18 inch solid gold necklace and pennant

What Sheriff  Thomas Brown did was just wrong. We're asking folks to call his office and let them know that we can't afford that kind of behavior in our communities. Call his office at this number:

                 Tim Franzen
American Friends Service Committee

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