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Run for CALA 2017

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BENEFITING: CENTRAL AMERICAN LEGAL ASSISTANCE

ORGANIZER: Heather

EVENT DATE: May 20, 2017

Ryan Harsch

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 deportation since 1986. We opened when civil wars in El Salvador and Guatemala forced thousands of war refugees to flee the region, many settling in New York City. Since then, the Civil Wars have ended but pervasive violence has continued to plague Central America, as gangs and other 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

$3,255

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lindsay Farrell

    $25

  • Sara LeClerc

    $25

  • Molly Shah

    $200

  • Joshua Barnett

    $100

  • Ron and Ellen Stewart

    $50

  • Jane & Gary Mintz

    $50

  • Diane Rupert

    $25

  • Kelly and Steve

    $100

  • Courtney Gomez and John Li

    $200

  • Kristin Flood and Brian Carp

    $50

  • Ron Harsch

    $25

  • Hannah

    $50

  • Diane and John Koester

    $50

  • Stacey, Dan and Olivia

    $100

  • Bridget and Brian Clark

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jim and JoAnn Axford

    $250

  • Mike Scott

    $50

  • Jason Fried

     

  • Hudson & Clark

    $25

  • Steph Breslow

     

  • Warren and Cathi Karp

    $100

  • TRAVIS COS

    $25

  • Sangeeta & John Elliott

     

  • Kate

    $100

  • Mike and Chris Elkow

    $50

  • Liz Hoagland

     

  • Hambeltons

    $200

  • Molly and Anup Shah

    $230

  • Nick and Kerry Peterson

    $50

  • Emily Axford

    $100

  • Lindsay Farrell

    $50

  • Julie Yoo & Brian Ponterio

    $25

  • Adil and Claire Qureshi

    $250

  • Katie Fenz & Chris Lynch

    $200

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The Team: $27,890 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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harry shulman

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$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

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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

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David Wilkins

Amount Raised

$1,110

 

148% Raised of $750 Goal

Donor Comments

Katie Fenz & Chris Lynch

Katie Fenz & Chris Lynch

DONATION: $200

3 months ago

Adil and Claire Qureshi

Adil and Claire Qureshi

DONATION: $250

3 months ago

Julie Yoo & Brian Ponterio

Julie Yoo & Brian Ponterio

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Lindsay Farrell

Lindsay Farrell

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Emily Axford

Emily Axford

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Nick and Kerry Peterson

Nick and Kerry Peterson

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Molly and Anup Shah

Molly and Anup Shah

DONATION: $230

3 months ago

Hambeltons

Hambeltons

DONATION: $200

3 months ago

Liz Hoagland

Liz Hoagland

3 months ago

Mike and Chris Elkow

Mike and Chris Elkow

DONATION: $50

3 months ago