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|SUPPORT JOCELYNE VOLTAIRE AND OTHER SINGLE MOTHERS
Friday, October 17, was an historic day. At 11am, Jocelyne Voltaire was scheduled to lose her home in Queens Village, the home she had lived in for the past 20 years, the home where she raised her four children. Unable to keep up her skyrocketing mortgage payments, Jocelyne watched in horror as her home was put on the auction block.
At 9:05 am EST, we sent out an urgent call to our CODEPINK list. Our jaws dropped when we saw the response. Within an hour, we had raised over $10,000. And the money kept pouring in, along with beautiful messages of support. Jocelyne was moved to tears.
And the mortgage bankers, with our immediate promise of $15,000 at 11am, were "moved" to stop the auction.
Thanks to you, in one day we raised over $30,000 from 650 donors, showered Jocelyne with love and compassion, and saved her home.
At a press conference on the Queens courthouse steps where the auction was to take place, Jocelyne said: "To all of you facing similar disaster, don't be silent, don't be ashamed. Step forward and call out for help. That's what I did, and a miracle happened. These angels came to help me. We all have to pull together and help each other."
We are now hearing from other single mothers who are desperate to save their homes. Let’s help them keep a roof over their heads, and model what we want our government to do—heal Main Street, not help Wall Street. Please complete the form below now. 100% of the proceeds will go toward supporting Jocelyne and other mothers keep their homes.
Use this simple and secure form to make your donation. If you prefer to donate by check please make it payable to CODEPINK and mail it to 2010 Linden Ave Venice, CA 90291. We are a 501-C3 org and your contribution is tax deductible. Our tax exemption number is: 26-2823386.
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CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. The name CODEPINK plays on the Bush Administration's color-coded homeland security alerts — yellow, orange, red — that signaled terrorist threats. While Bush's color-coded alerts were based on fear and used to justify violence, the CODEPINK Alert is a feisty call for women and men to "wage peace." More...