Drive home from a lovely skate
11 Years of Matt Heafy
Stagnant water turns green with cyanobacteria in a body of water connected to the Buriganga River. Fuelled by a growing international appetite for leather, the industry represents a sizeable chunk of Bangladesh’s yearly export revenue. There are about 200 leather tanneries in the Hazaribagh district of Dhaka, the capital. Some use modest technology and machinery, but most operate as they did decades ago and release untreated toxic chemical waste near residential areas.
My heart is heavy with the recent loss of little Genesis due to gun violence in my city of Paterson. Riding her scooter this past Saturday she was hit by a stray bullet. She was declared brain dead and the family has taken her off of life support and are attempting to raise money for her funeral.
This was a daughter, a student, an innocent child attempting to enjoy life in a downtrodden neighborhood. We pray for justice for Genesis and are attempting to alleviate the financial burden of a family already overcome with emotional burden.
Thank you in advance
Yesterday, my niece Genesis Rincon, 12 years old, was brutally murdered on July 5, 2014 at about 7pm, as she was innocently riding on her scooter. No one is ever prepared for a tragedy like this. One minute we are having fun as a family, and the next minute she is hit by stray bullets. We are asking for friends, family, and the community to come together and help the family in this very difficult time. All donations will go to funeral and burial expenses. Thanks to all.