Skip to comments.Activism: Help the Burnhams *trust fund and letters of support*
Posted on 06/07/2002 5:10:48 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
I am sure you are aware that Martin Burnham, the husband of wife and fellow missionary Gracia Burnham, was killed overnight in the Philippines. I am posting this article to give you information on how to express your support for the family.
First, I want to give the latest I have heard on the tv from reporters in the Philippines. The military is still in pursuit of the rebels and have been told not to take hostages, but shoot to kill the Muslim terrorists.
President Bush had this to say about the situation earlier today:
THE PRESIDENT: First, let me say how sad we are that Martin Burnham lost his life. And I will call his parents. I'm pleased that Mrs. Burnham's alive; that's good.
I talked to President Arroyo of the Philippines. She told me that she had called the Burnham parents, and I thanked her for reaching out. She assured me that the Philippine government would hold the terrorist group accountable for how they treated these Americans, that justice would be done.
Now, first I want to let you know about a trust fund that was announced over the television. It is set up in Martin's name and all money will be given to Gracia and her children.
Send any donations to:
Martin Burnham Trust Fund
1000 East 1st Street
Sanford Florida, 32771
Here is a picture of the Burnham children. Martin and Gracia's children, from left, Zach, Mindy and Jeff. (I love Zach's shirt!):
Also, I have recently become aware on KWCH-TV that they are going to be taking letters and e-mails in support of the family at the station and will give them to Martin Burnham's family in Rose Hill.
Here is the mailing address the station put on the screen:
P.O. Box 12
Wichita, KS 67201
You can also e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Try to make your subject line clear that this is to be forwarded on to the Burnham family.
On the CBS Evening News, they showed a clip where Gracia predicted in November that they might die in crossfire in a gunfight. Also, Gracia predicted that if they were killed this way, Americans would respond by saying "Well, there goes the Burnhams" and not pay any attention. Please, let's show Gracia we do care. Don't let her prediction come true....let's express our support and affection for the Burnham family. Make sure to let them know that Freepers everywhere are saddened.
Thanks for posting this.