On Tuesday we held a press conference outside the proposed Methadone Clinic at Frankford and Decatur where we outlined our plans for appeal and announced a community for Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 6PM at Abraham Lincoln High School (3200 Ryan Ave.) featuring a Q and A with elected officials, community leaders and attorneys as well as the next steps in the process.
Nevertheless, the Mattioni Law Firm has handled this case pro bono (read "free") thus far however they will now need compensation. Therefore the most important thing that we can do as a community is DONATE money. We estimate the appeals process may cost upwards of $30,000. Checks can be mailed payable to Mattioni, Ltd at 399 Market St., Suite 200 Philadelphia, PA 19106 and reference 7900 Frankford Ave. We are currently in the process of setting up PayPal, but in the mean time if you would like to donate electronically please go to mayfaircivicassociation.com and click the donate icon (or go directly there by clicking HERE) and reference the methadone clinic. If you would like to donate in person, please so ONLY at these APPROVED DONATION LOCATIONS:
Mayfair Farmers Market (Mayfair Civic Tent) Sundays Cottman and Frankford 9am-1pm
BellaLisa Hair Studio (3530 Cottman Ave) Starting August 1, 2013
Office of State Representative Kevin Boyle (7518 Frankford Ave)
Office of City Councilman Bobby Henon (6730 Torresdale Ave).
Community Meeting Tuesday July 16, 2013 6PM Lincoln High School
Unfortunately, in circumstances like these, certain people will try to take advantage of your good deeds by soliciting funds, perhaps via door to door, in an unauthorized manner. Please do not donate to these individuals as they are not part of our ongoing efforts to defeat this Methadone Clinic.
Remember, if you plan on donating, and we hope that you do, please do so only via mail, online or in person at the approved donation locations.
We will be delivering fliers with this information; if you are interested in helping, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, please check out the following video from 6ABC which sums up our fight for our neighborhood. http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/video?id=9167637