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General News    H4'ed 6/22/18

Couple raises $18M in six days for immigrant families

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On Saturday, using a Facebook fundraiser campaign, California couple Dave and Charlotte Willner set out to raise $1,500 to help reunite one immigrant family. In a matter of days the Wilners surpassed their goal and had over $1M in donations. Within six days, the Wilners raised over $18M for the cause. The money is going to a nonprofit organization called RAICES/Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. It’s the the largest immigration legal service provider in Texas.  Info here

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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