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Run for CALA 2017

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BENEFITING: CENTRAL AMERICAN LEGAL ASSISTANCE

ORGANIZER: Heather

EVENT DATE: May 20, 2017

David Wilkins

THE STORY:

Heather Axford wrote -

Central American Legal Assistance (CALA), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Brooklyn, NY, has been representing Central Americans facing for 30 years. We opened when civil wars in El Salvador and Guatemala forced thousands of war refugees to flee the region. Since then, pervasive violence has continued to plague Central America, as transnational criminal organizations consolidate power and influence within weak governments. Our clients are under attack on all sides these days; in their home countries, by unfair immigration laws, and a current political environment that demonizes the many Central Americans (mostly women and children) fleeing home to seek refuge at our southern border.

 

We're small. We work out of the basement of a church on the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We don't have professional development staff and don't do fancy fundraisers. But we do represent thousands of Central American immigrants at risk of deportation to apply for Asylum, Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and other humanitarian relief. Last year alone, we appeared in court on behalf of immigrants facing removal over 700 times, and won relief from removal for over 200 people. We anticipate this year being more of a fight than ever.

 

And every year, we somehow manage to convince a group of brave individuals to pound the pavement throughout the spring, training for the Brooklyn Half Marathon, to raise much needed financial support for our work. Some of them are seasoned runners, for others this is their first race. All of them are running for CALA, for refugees, for a country where children and families are not demonized for their audacity to see the U.S. as a safe haven. Support them, support us, go TEAM CALA!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,110

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rebecca Popuch

    $25

  • Caitlin Miner-Le Grand

    $25

  • Martha Friar & Jeff Wilkins

    $250

  • Kathie Dean and Fred Gordon

    $25

  • Kim K

     

  • Stickles 4

    $100

  • John & Colette Ercole

    $50

  • Linda Chamiec-Case

    $25

  • Grizzly Wicki

    $25

  • Auntie Mo

    $50

  • krista watkins

    $25

  • Kathleen

    $100

  • Webers

    $50

  • Jim Wilkins

    $50

  • Jan B

    $25

  • Susan Aiello

     

  • Connie Sullivan

    $25

  • Kristen Chambers

    $25

  • Christine Friar

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laura Boles

    $25

  • Erin & Sam

    $50

  • Jen G

    $50

  • Christina

     

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148% Raised of $750 Goal

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The Team: $27,890 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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harry shulman

Amount Raised

$6,420

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Rebecca Press

Amount Raised

$4,718

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maureen schad

Amount Raised

$3,597

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Ryan Harsch

Amount Raised

$3,255

Fundraiser Title

Shouan Riahi

Amount Raised

$1,775

 

178% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Rebecca Brown

Amount Raised

$1,375

 

138% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Will Donovan

Amount Raised

$1,175

 

118% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Wilkins

Amount Raised

$1,110

 

148% Raised of $750 Goal

Donor Comments

Christina

Christina

3 months ago

Jen G

Jen G

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Erin & Sam

Erin & Sam

DONATION: $50

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Laura Boles

Laura Boles

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In memory of the GULC hot tub 3 months ago

Christine Friar

Christine Friar

3 months ago

Kristen Chambers

Kristen Chambers

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Connie Sullivan

Connie Sullivan

DONATION: $25

Good luck 3 months ago

Susan Aiello

Susan Aiello

Good work, Dave. Have a good run! 3 months ago

Jan B

Jan B

DONATION: $25

3 months ago