Monday, October 20, 2008

Another update on the Bloomingdale assault victim's situation

I received a new comment on the blog today regarding the plight of the young woman who was attacked in Bloomingdale. I'm posting it exactly as I received it in a continuing effort to keep the issue in front of people, to publicize efforts to help the victim and her family and to let people who might be interested in getting involved know how they can do so. Whoever you are, "Anonymous", thank you!

"Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Update on the Bloomingdale library assault victim":
Hi I don't know if you are aware of the Ruskind Chamber of Commerces annual event which has two chamber members running for honorary mayor. Each person picks a charity and the one who raises the most becomes honorary mayor. The truth is that it is both fun and a great way to rally people to raise money for some great charities. This year Aaron Fredricks from East Coast pizza on Big Bend Road is raising money for the Bloomingdale library woman who was raped and battered. The family has a long road ahead of them ... their daughter will be returning home and will have multiple needs to care for her. A group is meeting on Wednesday evening to begin to put together a fundraising strategy...that it is hoped will live on past the running for honorary Mayor. Presently there are a few events being planned...a bachelor auction, a golf outing just to name a few...We need as many people from the community as we can get to help this family if you have the time ....please meet us at East Coast Pizza .......we need people from all walks of please consider this invitation Posted by Anonymous to Ridiculously inconsistent trickle of consciousness at 11:28 AM "

I called East Coast Pizza and spoke briefly with Mr. Fredricks. There are still details to be worked out regarding this meeting but I will update this post tomorrow after speaking to him again. In the meantime, here is a link to East Coast Pizza in Ruskin.

And if you'd like even more info, here are some resources:

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