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Neighbors in Need: D.C. Residents Ask for Donations, Support

A police officer recovering from the Navy Yard shooting, a group displaced after a "freak" house fire, an organization feeding the homeless, an out of the ordinary love story and a dog story that will make you cry.

Scott Williams recovers from being shot in both legs while responding to the Navy Yard shooting. (GoFundMe photo.)
Scott Williams recovers from being shot in both legs while responding to the Navy Yard shooting. (GoFundMe photo.)
Here are five D.C. residents who could use your help, courtesy of our partner GoFundMe. You can find these campaigns or browse others in the area here


  • Scott Williams is a Metropolitan Police Department officer who was shot while responding to the Navy Yard shooting in September. Williams was shot in both legs, leaving one cracked bone and another shattered. His campaign says he has recovered some since the shooting but still has a way to go. Donate here

  • Three friends and a dog were displaced in March when a "freak electrical fire" burned their house down. The group made it out O.K. but lost all of their belongings. Donate here
  • This group aimed to provide 200+ homeless people with a bag lunch and toiletry bag on Nov.23. The event has passed, but you can contact them to see if they plan to continue giving out meals. Contact them or donate here

  • A man took up hairstyling for the deaf after being in a relationship with a deaf man for three years. These George Washington University students are making a documentary about this couple and how a hairdresser filled a gap in the community. Check out a video clip below, and donate to the project here

  • And this resident could use some words of comfort after losing a dog and best friend. Read about the struggle here
Do you know of a project in town that deserves funding? Let us know in the comments, in a blog post, or head over toGoFundMe.com to start one.

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