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|Sujet: Yon bann akrèk lan WALMART Nouyok kraze yon anplwaye ayisyen anba pye. Mar 2 Déc 2008 - 14:32|| |
Fund started to help Wal-Mart stampede victim's family
BY DAVE MARCUS
7:06 PM EST, December 1, 2008
Alarmed by images of a Wal-Mart crowd stampeding a worker, a lawyer has started a fund to help the man's family.
"I am truly disgusted by this situation," said Al Marmero, who practices real estate law in New Jersey.
He described himself as a "fan of Christmas" who sees the frenzied crowd's behavior as "the antithesis of the Christmas and holiday spirit."
After reading about the killing of Jdimytai Damour on Friday, Marmero registered a nonprofit fund and got an IRS tax-exempt number. He said he is making the first donation of $1,000 himself this week.
He hopes that others will contribute to help Damour's relatives, including his mother, a retired housekeeper from the Pierre Hotel who lives in Haiti.
Marmero, who lives a few minutes from Philadelphia, says he isn't looking to represent the Damour famiy. "This isn't the kind of thing I could do in my practice and I'm not licensed in New York State," he said.
Damour, 34, was a graduate of Freeport High School. Friends describe him as an easygoing man who loved poetry.
"Here was a guy who worked overnight, and shoppers didn't even seem to care that he was trampled. Their biggest disappointment seemed to be that they had to leave the store and stop shopping."
When she was told about the plan, Nicole Jean, a family friend in Queens, said she would discuss the issue with Damour's mother, who was expected to arrive from Haiti last night. "That would help the family greatly," Jean said.
Such funds have precedents. After the 1999 massacre of students in Columbine, as well as later shootings in schools, colleges and an Amish community, individual donors have set up funds to help victims and relatives.
If the funds are closely watched by state officials, the IRS and experts in nonprofits, the money can be used appropriately, said Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, a publication in Washington, D.C. that tracks charities.
"If it's handled well, that could be terrific," Palmer said.
Copyright © 2008, Newsday
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|Sujet: Re: Yon bann akrèk lan WALMART Nouyok kraze yon anplwaye ayisyen anba pye. Mar 2 Déc 2008 - 17:01|| |
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