Candlelight Vigil for Andrew Easley (39)


TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: East 110 & Superior, Cleveland, Ohio
WHEN: Wednesday, 7.26.17, 6 pm
RE: Candlelight Vigil for Andrew Easley (39)

The media published great stories about Andrew Easley, a man who gave his life trying to protect others. They talked about the fact that he was a father. That he was a good man. He was respected. He was a frequent bus rider who was going to visit a friend when he was murdered.
Many good things were printed and said but the fact of the matter that still remains is that this man, Andrew Easley, is still laying in the funeral home because his family, led by his 19 year old daughter, has not been able to raise enough money to have Mr. Easley properly buried. The family was told that if the rest of the money is not paid by the end of the week, Mr. Easley will be cremated and his ashes thrown away as an abandoned body. This is cruel!
The fluffy parts of the stories are good but not let’s forget the intricate truth of the sadness that this family faces. Join us as we try to raise enough money to help this family. No family should face the possibility of losing their loved one twice.
We will join his family and friends as they march toward the bus stop at East 110 & Superior where Mr. Easley’s life was abruptly ended. He was a hero who died because he tried to protect and shield other riders from the irrational and abusive actions of another person.
Is this the way to treat a hero? A man who lost his life trying to protect others?

If you have any questions, please call Judy Martin at 990.0679, Al Porter, Jr. at 804.7462 or Art McKoy at 253.4070.

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