I just spoke with Derrion’s grandfather and they have set up a fund to help cover the very costly funeral expenses. PLEASE give whatever you can. No amount is too small.
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Derrion Albert Memorial Fund
10126 S. Aberdeen Street
Chicago, IL 60643
After the incredible show of support to Derrion and his family by the Global Grind Community, we wanted to make sure that we offered our assistance, in any way possible, to the family. I just got off the phone with Derrion’s mother and grandfather, who were very appreciative of the love and prayers that you all have been sending and wanted to share with you some thoughts. Ms. Anjanette Albert told me:
‘Our main priority is putting that baby to rest. We will let the police do their job. We are not violent people.’
I was moved to tears by the strength of her words, and she then asked Derrion’s grandfather, Mr. Norman Golliday to speak with me.
‘The violence has to stop. It is not unique or isolated to any particular community or city. The violence by young people has become syphilitic. It is because of their lack of knowledge. We know that violence is not the answer.’
The family asked that we share with you the details for the FUNERAL:
Saturday, October 3rd at 10AM
Greater Mt. Hebron Baptist Church
8000 S. Woods Street
Chicago, IL 60620
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Let us continue to share this story with the world, as we will remember Derrion Albert as a young man with great promise who left us all far too soon.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE VIDEO OF DERRION’S DEATH, CLICK HERE (WARNING: GRAPHIC)
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