A post from Christopher Waters, a former Peralta parent who organized the memorial fund campaign for Adam Williams' family:
With your generosity, our campaign in support of Adam's family has crossed the $10,000 mark. With 203 (and counting) contributors (including some students who raided their piggy banks) giving what they could -- as little as $2 and as much as $250 -- the average donation comes to less than $50 per contribution.
This truly grassroots display of support has touched this family beyond words, as have the over 100 messages of sympathy and encouragement you have sent. Thank you all for you kindness of heart and generosity of spirit. Remember there are two days left until the campaign ends Friday, May 6, so pass the word to others. After the 4% fundraising fee from IndieGoGo and the 3% bank processing fee, the current $10,060 translates to $9355.80 for the family. Thanks to you, Adam will receive a proper burial and his family will have some options for supporting themselves and Adam's wonderful son, Amari, through this difficult time.
Note: North Oakland City Council member Jane Brunner adjourned Wednesday's City Council meeting with a few words of appreciation and a moment of silence in member of Adam Williams and his friend Bill "Jake" Jenkins.
Here is a two-minute clip of the remarks by Directors Spearman, London and Yee at last week's school board meeting:
Adam Williams & Bill Jenkins Remembered at Oakland School Board Meeting, Wed., April 27, 2011: http://bit.ly/jLbQ5w