A Sacramento TV station reported this weekend that a family enjoying a reunion at a Nevada County campsite had to leave in the middle of the night because of racially charged threats allegedly made by a man in the neighboring campsite.
You can check out this story on abc10.com: http://on.news10.net/1FirenY. (The Union reported this as a police blotter item, but did not write an article. I suspect it will now, given the widespread attention it is receiving, on social media and elsewhere).
This morning a group of locals stepped up to support the family that was involved. It has launched a crowdfunding campaign called “The Allen Family 2016” reunion.
“This campaign is to fund the Allen family’s 2016 Family reunion. Let’s show them what this county is truly about…a community full of compassionate people that values diversity.
It will only be used to purchase a vacation package at local lodging, dining, and attractions.
If you are a business owner, please feel free to donate to further their Nevada County experience!”
One donor commented: “The treatment of your beautiful family is despicable and embarrassing since I am a local and frequent Rollins Lake often. I hope this little bit will help ease your pain and that you can eventually replace negative memories with better ones.”
“I am very overwhelmed by the amount of love and support we have received from other residents of Nevada County,” said another comment. “Although we are not looking to receive any funds at all just want to shed light on the unfortunate incident! It warms my heart to see that it is still good people in the world.”
In addition, the Sacramento TV station interviewed supporters of the family who gathered in Grass Valley today, as part of a followup report.