Okay, I don't want to overuse the word urgent, but this really is. T's family is in some dire straits and needs assistance to meet their basic needs amidst all the craziness this has caused in their lives. I can't go into too much detail because of the public nature of this forum, but it would really help them out in this time of crisis for people to give a little.
Thankfully, CAIR-NY, a reputable group involved in helping these two families and many others, has an Emergency Family Fund. Unfortunately, you can't give to it online right now, but...
To contribute to the fund, you can mail checks to:
Emergency Families Fund / CAIR
C/o 9-11 relief program / Adem Carroll
166-26 89th Avenue
Jamaica NY, 11432
Donations are tax exempt
FYI, Adem Carroll is at Islamic Circle of North America, and helps administer the fund. He's also the person I know who's been in closest contact with T's family. If you want it to go directly to the teenagers and their families, earmark it as such, but as always, it would be helpful to make the money more broadly available for all detainees and their loved ones that are not going to receive this kind of attention.
Drop us a line and let us know if you're sending a check and for how much.