Wired New York Forum News
4 May 2006
On April 4th, J.B. Hehman, 20, a prolific and articulate member of our Wired New York Community (posting as ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTLOZ Link5ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â) and a Junior at NYU, died from injuries he received three days earlier when he was assaulted while walking on East 125th Street in Harlem.
Read more at http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8889
The forum community has reacted to this tragedy by partnering with Bette MidlerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s non-profit New York Restoration Project (NYRP) to execute a two-pronged plan of action:
1) On May 13th, volunteers will converge at MaggieÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Garden (located at 149th Street and Broadway in Harlem), an NYRP community garden in Manhattan for a community service project to be performed in J.B. HehmanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s memory. Volunteers are needed.
Read more at http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8967
2) Our members have also embarked on a fund drive to raise $10,000 to create the J.B. Hehman Endowment for Environmental Education. This endowment will fund earth science programs in community parks and gardens for under-served and minority children in Upper Manhattan.
No contribution is too small and all are greatly appreciated. For further information on these efforts and how you can help or donate please visit:
As JB Hehman posted in our forum: "If you love the place you live, love it with the same passion that so many New Yorkers do, then you'll learn to tolerate its imperfections if it hasn't been ingrained in you already. Be to its virtues very kind, but be to its faults a little blind."
Help us remember and celebrate J.B. HehmanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s contributions to our community!