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Justice for Jacob Blake

Jacob Blake
Jacob Blake

To contribute via personal check, please
make checks payable to “Friends of Hope” and send to:

Friends of Hope
PO Box 451513
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33345

On Sunday, Jacob Blake, 29, reportedly broke up a fight and was leaving the area when Kenosha, Wisconsin police officers tried to arrest him and officer Rusten Sheskey shot him in the back seven times. Three of his children watched from their car as their father went “limp.” Blake survived but is now paralyzed, has eight holes in his body, and is handcuffed to his hospital bed, according to his family.

The police shooting was captured on cell phone video by a neighbor and shared widely across social platforms and various outlets. (Reminder: You personally don’t need to continue sharing videos of Black people being brutalized to show you care or raise awareness. Before you share one of these videos, think about how it will traumatize people who see it.) Following months of nationwide protests and calls for police reform and abolition, the shooting immediately sparked new demonstrations in Wisconsin.

Since Sunday, Kenosha County instituted an 8 p.m. curfew and told the public to “stay off the streets.” According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, all officers present at the time of the shooting were placed on administrative leave. In addition, the Wisconsin Department of Justice is conducting an investigation.

If you have money to spare right now, consider making a donation, however small it might seem to you.

Donations will cover Jacob Blake's medical expenses, mental and grief counseling for his family and to assist his family in the days to come, as they continue to seek justice for Jacob Blake. A portion of these proceeds will also be used to benefit Jacob Blake's six children, some of whom witnessed this horrific act of violence.

Friends of Hope International, Inc.
9994 Nob Hill Place
Sunrise, FL 33351

Contributions are tax-deductible under
Internal Revenue code Section 501(c)(3)
Tax ID: 27-2059981