Thursday, November 19, 2015
Today, we went to our court hearing to request a continuance on confirming Sam’s property into the name of the LRA. Outside the courtroom, Sam said to us, “I already told my boys this Christmas is–whew!–well, it’s gonna be tight. They’re not getting much this year. But I think they understand.”
This father of two sons is an able-bodied, employed Army veteran who served two tours in Iraq. He paid off a $10,000 mortgage on this house in under 3 years, only to face losing it to the LRA over just $947 in unpaid real estate taxes. Civil rights attorney Eric Vickers has taken Sam’s case pro bono to ask the court for more time, so that Sam can save up the money. He’s working as many shifts as he can, but the judge will accept no less than the full payment amount..
We only have one more chance to raise the funds, or Sam’s property will go to the LRA on January 14, 2016. If you can, please donate so this St. Louis family can enjoy their holidays and keep their house. Thanks in advance, everyone!