Donations pour in to save whistleblower’s home


June 15, 2014

Father’s Day brought exciting news for CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, a father of five. Friday’s fundraiser succeeded in raising the $30,000 needed to save the family home from foreclosure. Kiriakou, who exposed CIA torture during the Bush administration, is currently serving a 30-month jail sentence.

CodePink forwards the following thank-you from John’s wife Heather.

Our family is so grateful for all you and your organization has done for us. There really are not words to capture our gratitude.
You are helping us to stay strong and optimistic about our future. I have to also say that it was a big gift to have the kids all sleep in this morning. They danced their hearts out last night!

In the past, whistleblowers have struggled alone with the financial burden the results from reporting official wrongdoing. The outpouring of donations for the Kiriakou family is heartwarming and encouraging.

The public is invited to send letters of support to John at the following address. (Note: Prison rules forbid enclosures of cash and checks.)

John Kiriakou, 79637-083
Federal Correctional Institution Loretto
P.O.Box 1000
Loretto, PA 15940


2 comments for “Donations pour in to save whistleblower’s home

  1. llewisusa
    June 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Ken. Unfortunately, your experience is much more typical.

  2. KennethKendrick
    June 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I am glad to see that one less Wber has to go through that, when I lost my home it tore us up. We moved into my wifes mom’s old house and face the same thing. I am glad that people came together for him. So many loose everything and one less family gong through that kind of hell is great.

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