This OTYCD entry originally posted in September 2017.
Support the Heather Heyer Foundation, a non-profit set up in the name of the counter-protester who died in the motor vehicle terrorist attack in Charlottesville.
Heyer was the sole fatality in the attack, which took place on August 12, 2017. She was 32 years old. The last message she posted to social media before her death was “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,” and that message is at the top of the foundation page, which is bordered in purple, her favorite color.
The foundation provides scholarships and funds to people who are passionate about positive social change, as Heather was. Scholarships will go primarily to those seeking degrees or certifications in the fields of law, paralegal studies (Heyer was a paralegal), social justice, social work, and education.
See the web site for the Heather Heyer Foundation:
Donate to the Heather Heyer Foundation:
Send letters of support to the HHF:
Learn how to apply for the annual scholarships in her name for paralegal studies (deadline is February 15):
Read a moving piece about Heather Heyer, the last day of her life, and how her friends remember her:
And here’s another strong one, published by the Guardian in October 2017: