As of 4 PM today, Texas Moratorium Network had raised $2527 for Anthony Graves in our fundraising campaign to help Anthony after his exoneration from Texas death row.
Yesterday we got an unexpected phone call from Anthony Graves. He said thank you to everyone who has donated and he says that these donations mean a lot to him because they come from the hearts of the people giving. He says the funds are greatly needed right now.
We plan to deliver the funds to him in person this Saturday November 20. Next week will be Anthony’s first Thanksgiving celebration as a free man after being locked up for 18 years for a crime he did not commit. Many very generous people have already donated to help Anthony. We thank everyone who has donated so far and we can’t wait to deliver the funds to Anthony. You can also still donate and we will give him your donation on Saturday.
If you would like to donate to help Anthony Graves, you can make a donation to TMN using a credit card by clicking here.
On October 27, Anthony Graves became the 12th person exonerated after being wrongfully convicted and sent to Texas death row. Anthony is a completely innocent man who spent a total of 18 years locked up for a crime he had absolutely nothing to do with. Twelve of those years were spent on Texas death row in a tiny cell having his food shoved through a small slit in the door. The other years were spent in jail awaiting retrial and facing the prospect of again being sentenced to death. Anthony is now back in the loving embrace of his family and friends and soon he will enjoy his first Thanksgiving holiday as a free man in 18 years.
So, we would like to ask everyone to help us help Anthony Graves. We would like to be able to raise and send him $1,000 before Thanksgiving. If we raise more, then that would be even more helpful for him. If you would like to help, you can send a donation and we will pass it along to Anthony. $1,000 is not much in the great scheme of things, but it will help Anthony at a time when he could really use it.