Tag: Portland

Click here to support Girls who survived Portland’s MAX Attack

On Friday night, Portland witnessed a horrific attack that left two men dead and another victim wounded. These men died defending two girls who could have been victims of a hate crime. The girls, 16 and 17-years-old, are suffering immense trauma in the aftermath of this tragedy. Although they survived, their lives will never be the same as they were being the targets of hate. In order to help them heal from this traumatic event we are raising funds to help girls to move on and feel safe in the future.  …Click here to support Girls who survived Portland’s MAX Attack

Muslim-Americans Raise Money for Victims in Portland Train Attack

Two groups of Muslim-Americans have raised more than $500,000 for the victims of last week’s Portland train attack.

The campaign, Muslims Unite for Portland Heroes, says it wishes to “respond to hate with love, to evil with good, as our faith instructs us, and send a powerful message of compassion through action.”
Taliesin Myrddin…MORE: cnn.com

Portland Attack Survivor Says People Are Worrying About the Wrong Victims

Fletcher said he appreciates the kindness directed toward him and the families of the two men. This outpouring can be attributed “to put it bluntly — this white savior complex,” said Fletcher, who is white.

“We need to remember this is about those little girls,” he said. “I need you, if you really want to support me, to like this, to share it, whatever, and make it spread like wildfire.”

A YouCaring page has been set up to collect money for the girls.

“The funds will go toward basic necessities like meals and transportation, as they feel unsafe to ride public transportation after their experience,” the page said. “Most importantly, funds will go toward mental health services to ensure their mental and emotional welfare.”…MORE: pix11.com

These three men stood up to hate in Portland

Image result for Portland“He was a hero and will remain a hero on the other side of the veil. Shining bright star I love you forever,” his mother Asha Deliverance, posted on Facebook.

His professors at Reed College described him as a man with a bright future.
“I still remember where he sat in conference and the types of probing, intelligent questions I could anticipate him asking,” Kambiz GhaneaBassiri said in a statement sent to students by the college. “He was a wonderful human being. As good as they come. And now he is a hero to me.”…more:  cnn.