We received an email at Harpy HQ this morning from Renee of Womanist Musings, who got the horrible news yesterday that her 20-year old nephew, Jesse James Cox, had died.
The death of a family member is devastating, regardless, but when the loved one is so young, it’s especially bitter (I lost a beloved cousin at 20, and I still choke up about it, 23 years later). Worse yet, the family is unable to cover the funeral expenses. Truly, it’s an untenable situation. But you can help.
If you’re able (and I know that not everyone is), please head over to Renee’s place and make a donation to help her family lay their Jesse to rest. Please also repost this on your blog, your Facebook page, your Twitter, your Tumblr, or whatever else you’ve got. Even $5 or $10 will help the family.