An act of kindness, after a personal tragedy.
And it shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It’s a human issue.
Tina Johnson, one of several women to come forward and accuse Roy Moore of inappropriate behavior before the special election to take over Jeff Sessions’ vacant Senate seat suffered a loss last week, when her home and all her possessions were destroyed in a fire.
The fire is being treated as an arson and a person of interest has been questioned.
A former Obama staffer, Katie Jacobs Stanton, took it upon herself to start a GoFundMe page to help out Johnson and her family.
“It has always been dangerous and risky for women (and men) to speak out against sexual harassment,” the GoFundMe page reads. “Today, this danger reached a disturbing level. Tina’s home burned down and she lost everything. An arson investigation is underway.”
Did this have anything to do with Johnson stepping forward before the election?
Right now, no one is giving a motive, but witnesses say a young man who is known around the neighborhood approached a neighbor that morning, after Johnson and her husband had gone to work, and asked the neighbor if she thought Johnson’s house was going to burn.
The GoFundMe originally had a fundraising goal of $10,000, which was eventually upped to $100,000. By 8 p.m. E.T. Saturday, the total raised was $124,136, contributed by 4,042 people.
“Overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of so many big-hearted Americans who have helped Tina Johnson rebuild her home and life,” Stanton tweeted.
Hopefully, she had insurance, but this will be a definite help as she tries to rebuild her life.