TreesDurham is so fortunate to be supporting the Black Mama's Bailout Campaign, sponsored by SONG Durham (Southerner's on New Ground). Held every year, the Black Mama's Bailout Campaign raises money to bail black mothers and caretakers out of Durham's pretrial detention facility. The cash bail system (and pretrial detention) disrupts families and has long-term rippling effects on their livelihood. Until we can abolish the cash bail system and hyper-incarceration, we must free ourselves! TreesDurham donated 50 trees (maples, crabapples and locusts) to this cause. The Black Mama's Bailout Team encouraged people to donate in exchange for a tree! So far, we've helped raise over $300 to the Bailout fund.
And you still have time! The Black Mama's Bailout Campaign will be accepting donations until Thursday, October 29th.