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Only one legitimate fund set up for Haleigh Cummings family

February 26, 2009

Haleigh’s dad and brother have set up a fund at Bank of America to collect donations for the family.  As of now there is NOT a  way to donate to the Haleigh Cummings fund online.  If you would like to donate to this family, you can write a check to “The Haleigh Cummings Family Relief Fund” and take it to any Bank of America branch.  If Haleigh is found, any money left in the account will be given to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Unfortunately, scammers have been trying to profit from Haleigh’s case by setting up bogus Websites.  Again, there is NO WAY TO DONATE TO HER FUND AT THIS TIME ONLINE!  Any website offering to take donations in her name has not been sanctioned by the family and should be considered bogus!

read it below:

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. niecey456 permalink
    February 26, 2009 8:59 pm

    That’s good to know. Thanks! The Kid Finders website that George was telling people to go to had a phone #. Steph called and they told her she could make a check to Kid Finders, as they didn’t have the donation thing set up online yet.

  2. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 26, 2009 9:28 pm

    Well, Niecey,

    Sounds like they are one of the scammers, doesn’t it? The article plainly states that no one is authorized to accept donations other than Bank of America. Hope no one sent Kidfinders any money.

  3. gypsyrose permalink
    February 26, 2009 11:46 pm

    The Haleigh Cummings Relief Fund? And if she is found, any leftover money will be given to a missing children’s fund. Are they kidding? I pray that they find this little girl but I would not give her druggie parents a dime. If anybody thinks they would actually give any leftover money to anybody, they are fooling themselves. I’m sorry. I just don’t believe a word of that.

  4. February 27, 2009 5:19 am

    I read a blog some time back that showed the family alerted the news & authorities to a website that appeared to be designed by the family & requesting donations. It was not made by the family! The site had been taking donations!!! This family alerted paypal as well to have this cease at once. The news station located the individual who claimed she was going to send 100% of the donations to the family. As of yet I have not heard one bit more on it. Sadly I can not locate this blog either. I say a huge KUDOS to the family for being aware of how many individuals thrive to profit off of anothers misery!!!!

    I also saw where another individual stated you could send money directly to the family.

    As for Kid Finders not having an online donation area set up yet, I have to say this has me seriously quirk an eyebrow . . . my impression is if you are in the line of helping to find a child, you have made this your mission then should you not be prepared for these things????

    As of yet I am not sure my exact feelings of what has happened to Haleigh. It saddens me that “adults” can get so caught up in themselves it is causing great injury to children. We are seeing this more & more each day. It is not right! There is another child involved, her brother. So as for donating money to the “druggie parents” I guess I am not at the point of decision in this case yet . . I see donating money as helping relief the family of some other issues that need to be tended as they are trying to locate their child . . .electricity, food, water, house note, car note, etc . . . so much stress taking place, maybe stress due to this family making unwise decisions but I don’t think the other child involved should have to be burdened with more of it as well. So when I donate money I am not seeing it as supporting this familys “drug habits” but instead perhaps helping to ease a some minor responsibility while they concretrate on the importance of Haleigh.

    That is just my thought at the present time . . .

    ~ May you ALWAYS be Blessed & may you ALWAYS Bless others ~

  5. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 27, 2009 7:25 am

    Bogart–Thanks for that post. You said what I was thinking perfectly. I, too, have not come to any kind of clear understanding about this family. There’s been some mud slinging from the natural mother, but I have not seen any reciprocation from the father and his family other than denial of her allegations.

    Something else–no lawyers! Not only do they not have lawyers yet, but they’ve run off Geraldo Rivera. This is obviously a different sort of family than the one we’ve been following.

    Gypsy Rose

    I understand where you’re coming from on this–we’ve seen some scammin’ goin’ on around the Anthonys. Who wants to give their hard earned money to people that might squander it. (Whoa–sounds like what our government has decided to do–but that’s another post!)

    But, I tend to agree with Bogart (today) in that I’m looking at it like we would be helping them shore up their living expenses while they go through this stressful time. Who could go to work while a search is being conducted for your child? She’s only been gone 2 weeks.

    Remember this family is staying in a tent near the house to be close to this situation–not the Ritz. The dad searched on horseback with the other volunteers.

  6. niecey456 permalink
    February 27, 2009 9:03 am

    I say Kudos to the family as well for fighting the scam artists, and what a great point about how there are no lawyers involved. Why??? Because they don’t need them. Makes you wonder about the Anthonys. Doesn’t it??????

  7. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 27, 2009 9:41 am

    Yes it does, Niecey! Yes it does.

    There have been many comments about this family being “trailer trash”, low-class”, etc. but there is a world of difference between how this family has handled their ongoing tragedy and the way the Anthonys have handled theirs. Their simple, common sense approach in answering questions from reporters (Geraldo) trying to sensationalize Haleigh’s disappearance has thrown the media for a loop. Other than a few accusations, as I said earlier, from the mother and her family they haven’t been able to get either side to dish much dirt. That says a lot.

  8. niecey456 permalink
    February 27, 2009 10:41 am

    Yes, it says a lot. They, IMO are taking the high road and truly have their child’s best interests at heart. God Bless Them And May Haleigh Be Found Soon, And Unharmed. I personally may just need to swing by the nearest Bank Of America. Geraldo was a sleeze for the way he behaved and yet I expected nothing less from him.

  9. February 27, 2009 11:56 am

    itsamysterytome ~ I had to chuckle at your “I tend to agree with Bogart (today)” LOVE IT! And thank You for I needed a good laugh :o)

    We may never actually know what happened to little Caylee, I believe Casey has & still is making sure of that. But it pains me so that with the mess in that case & the more mess we are finding out how much Casey has effected what will be happening with other missing children. And not in a positive way! Everytime something comes out we all are going to be quirking an eyebrow & expecting the worse in everyone involved. Lawyers, Spokepersons, Organizations involved in funds & finding . . . know what I mean?

    I really enjoyed that you pointed out the mud slinging from the natural mother & so far Ronald & his family are trying to just defend what she has said without taking pot shots back. I think that says a lot right there. How easy it would be to air out so much dirty laundry.

    ~ May you ALWAYS be Blessed & may you ALWAYS Bless others ~

  10. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 27, 2009 1:08 pm

    Bogart–Glad I could give you a smile!

    Again you are right. The way Caylee Anthony’s family has handled their situation has tainted ALL waters. The Cummings family has so far done much to renew my faith in the human spirit. They have acted with dignity and grace, and have kept the focus on their missing little girl.

  11. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 27, 2009 1:10 pm

    Niecey,

    I pray they find their precious little girl soon, too. I so hope they find her alive.

  12. Bronte permalink
    March 10, 2009 7:27 pm

    Just some thoughts… I grew up in one of those kind of towns in Florida, but on the southwest coast. Yes, we say words like “ya’ll”. Mobile homes are sometimes a way of life. You can call us rednecks, white trash, whatever your choice. However, one thing I know for sure is that you can not choose who you are born to and what you are born into. Some people have it better off than others in this life, but most of us do what we can with what we’ve got. It sounds like the mom and dad had some issues in their youth – they are still young themselves – and it sounds like they made some bad decisions, but they have also said it was in their past. ( And do I even need to mention the names of all the politicians, celebrities, and sports stars that have gotten caught/arrested for worse things than drugs?) There is not any evidence that they are still engaging in drugs, etc. When people have kids a lot of them realize that they themselves need to grow up. Let’s try to look at the positive things in this family: When the police came and ripped their home apart did they find anything illegal? No. Is Ron a hard working father, working the night shift to provide for his children? Yes. These poor people had a horrible tragedy take place that has torn their hearts apart. It doesn’t matter what they come from, they deserve just as much passion and help as another. We are all Gods children and everyone deserves compassion. And for those skeptics on their recently announced engagement, I say poo poo on you. They have realized their love in each other and see that life is too short to waste. They deserve to have a happy moment in their lives now for them and their entire family. How in the world could you possibly go on if this happened to you? I say good for them that they are staying positive. They’re actually VERY SMART because news like this is helping to keep news and pictures of Haleigh on tv and fresh in everyone’s minds which could help in finding her.

  13. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 11, 2009 9:33 am

    Bronte

    Hear! Hear! (standing ovation) I agree with everything you just said–with one exception. I understand WHY they are getting married, but I think they should wait–a moment of happiness in the midst of a tragedy cannot trump a lifetime of unhappiness. I think Misty is much too young to be married, I believe there’s a good change she has been abused mentally by Ron (as we heard on the 911 tape) and I believe she should finish high school before she decides to get married. As I said in a comment on a later post, seasoned marriages have trouble surviving the loss of a child, so what chance, with all the other strikes against them, does this one have? Get your education first, Misty, so that you can always stand on your own two feet without relying on a man, THEN get married.

    I have to say, I have also taken offense to some of the comments I’ve seen around the blogs from people that see themselves as better than Ron and Misty. Living in a small town in Oklahoma I know for a fact that just because you live in a trailer, don’t speak proper English, and work at a minimum wage job doesn’t make you trash. There is trash in all socio-economic groups. I know many good, honest, God-fearing, hard working people that live in trailers and work 6- 16 hour days a week at two minimum wage jobs just to make ends meet, manage to go to church on Sunday, and never say a bad word about another human being. Some of these pompous folks looking down their noses at Ron and Misty wouldn’t be good enough to clean their shoes.

  14. krossy permalink
    September 6, 2009 6:51 pm

    Anyone north of the Mason-Dixon line automatically thinks they are smarter, classier, better educated, more socially-advantaged, etc., but if you look at the “trailer trash” crimes and hate crimes, you will notice that most of it goes on “up north.” I came from humble roots, but my life bloomed beautifully. I am proud to be a God-fearing, Christian southern lady with manners and compassion for all of God’s creatures. Stop judging these people for their grammar, smoking, and homes. Pray for this little girl!

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