Todd Martinez, the store manager for Comic Relief, dropped us a note about the Rory Root memorial celebrations that are being held June 21. One of them is a family event in the afternoon, while the other is a memorial for everyone else at Comic Relief in Berkeley, Calif. later that night.
Unfortunately, the shop can’t pay for the memorial, so they’re asking for donations:
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) has graciously extended an offer to handle the donations processes for the memorial celebrations that will take place on June 21st. This generous act will allow the staff at Comic Relief and the Root family to focus on planning the events. All donations made will not only be greatly appreciated, but will now also be tax deductible.
Donations that have not yet already been mailed to the store can now be mailed to:
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
271 Madison AV STE 1400
New York, NY 10016
The CBLDF is also accepting on-line donations at:
Be sure that you make note that you wish to donate to:
The Rory Root Memorial Fund
All donations received at the store will also be re-directed into the CBLDF account. The Comic Relief staff would like to thank the CBLDF as well as the numerous websites, groups, and individuals who immediately offered support with donations.
-Todd C. Martinez
Comic Relief Store Manager