Granddaughter of murder victim raises money to help other families of crime victims

The granddaughter of a man murdered early this year is turning her grief toward good.

Jessica Fischer is selling special bracelets in honor of her grandfather who was murdered in January.

The money will go toward a first-of-its-kind account for families of crime victims to help pay for any debts or bills that are left behind.

Jessica had a very intense year. Her grandpa was killed in Jan &now, she’s channels her grief to giving back, selling bracelets to raise $ for other families like hers bc “That’s the last thing a person should be worrying about when you lose a family member in such a tragic way.” pic.twitter.com/byN0b2ML0Z

— Amy Reid (@amyreidreports) December 7, 2019

“It can help relieve a little bit of stress financially,” Fischer said, “because that’s the last thing a person should be worrying about when you lose a family member in such a tragic way.”

She also raised money for two scholarships for students who want to study criminal justice. One is at Portage High School, and the other is at Madison Area Technical College.

“You’re never going to get rid of crime, but if you can help someone go to school to fight it, yeah that’s great,” she said.

The bracelets are available on Fischer’s store’s website, and she said 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward the fund. Free shipping is available with code HAROLD. Monetary donations are also welcome on the Harold A. Johnson Memorial Fund Facebook page.

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