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catfamily
10-31-2008, 01:04 PM
i am wondering about the foundation they set up.
i know this was a terrible tragedy but why is the foundation for clothes food/shelter and counseling?
i can understand the counseling.
But...they had clothes before the shooting,they had a home too before the shooting/plus food still must be in their cubbards.
i just don't understand why all this stuff needed for the victems of the family.
plus jennifer has some money to help/a home and food.
i don't understand.
i feel terrible about what happened but this was very strange to me.

K9soul
10-31-2008, 01:10 PM
The foundation isn't for the Hudsons themselves, it is being set up by them for other families who have been victims of murder.

http://www.rte.ie/arts/2008/1031/hudsonj.html

That's what I understand from what I've read anyway.

catfamily
10-31-2008, 01:13 PM
ok...i just didn't understand.my husband didn't get it either.they weren't burnt out of their home.
but that makes sense.thanks for the link.

Daisy and Delilah
10-31-2008, 01:16 PM
Thanks, Jess. I searched for something and found this article:


Jennifer Hudson Announces Foundation for Murder Victim Families
By Beth Perry

Originally posted Thursday October 30, 2008 08:15 PM EDT
Dreamgirls

Photo by: Steve Azzara / Corbis
Jennifer Hudson's family announced Thursday a new foundation for families of murder victims.

The Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims is named in honor of the singer-actress's slain mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King.

"The specific purpose of the Foundation is to care for the needs of families who have lost relatives to a violent crime," the family says in a statement. "This encompasses their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter as well as grief counseling."

Donations to the Hudson-King Foundation can be sent:
c/o Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP
Attn: William L. Abrams, Esq.
237 West 35th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

The foundation announcement followed a prayer vigil Wednesday night in Chicago.

"Jennifer sang her first song in this church she said her first prayer in this church," her cousin Shari Nichols Witt said of the Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church. Witt also spoke fondly of the actress-singer's slain nephew, saying 7-year-old Julian King "seemed like he was ahead of his time."

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who spoke at the vigil, told PEOPLE that Hudson, 27, and her family "are overwhelmed by the suddenness and the unexpectedness of it all. This family knows triumph, and they also know tragedy."

As the community grieved the loss of the Dreamgirls star's relatives, the 27-year-old parolee considered a suspect in their shooting deaths, William Balfour, remained in police custody Thursday.

Balfour the estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia was being held on an alleged parole violation.

Reported by JULIE JORDAN, NIKITTA FOSTON and HILARY SHENFELD

catfamily
10-31-2008, 01:20 PM
i couldn't find anything like those links...glad i asked here.i feel stupid but i mean all it said was a foundation set up for clothes food counseling for the victems.(it looked like HER family only)
even my husband thought it strange...i tried to find out before here but couldn't.
thanks again...sickening world isn't it?
too many bad seeds.it is scary...you just don't know who is bad and who isn't.even getting work done on our house had some bad guys here...you can't trust anyone...you want to but you can't.

Karen
10-31-2008, 01:53 PM
Often a family will feel the need to move, to get away from the place that has such horror associated with it. And when one of the adults of the family is the victim, it means a loss of income as well.

catfamily
10-31-2008, 04:24 PM
Often a family will feel the need to move, to get away from the place that has such horror associated with it. And when one of the adults of the family is the victim, it means a loss of income as well.

that's true:(
i wonder who else lived w/her mom...that poor girl(jennifer)/and her sister will fall apart now:( so sad.

cassiesmom
10-31-2008, 08:05 PM
The whole thing is a strange, sad story.