Jorelys Rivera: What You Can Do Now
Vigils, memorials and funds are being set up for the slain girl.
Viewing and Funeral
According to Darby Funeral Home, funeral arrangements have been set for Jorelys Rivera. A public viewing is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, while a public service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Canton. Rivera's remains will be flown to Puerto Rico for burial after a private service for family members, WSB-TV reported Tuesday night.
There will be just one vigil for 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera as of right now. It will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Heritage Park.
Originally, there were two vigils planned, one on Wednesday at Heritage Park and another on Friday in front of the River Ridge apartment complex.
Check the Facebook event page for updates on the event.
Jorelys' mother's employer, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, has created a memorial fund to help the family. Anyone who wants to donate can contact United Community Bank in Canton or any other branch office in the area. The Canton branch is at 2215 Riverstone Blvd. Please note that your donation is for the "Jorelys Rivera Memorial Fund".
If you know of other memorials, donation funds and more, add them in the comments section here.
Pink and green ribbons
Later this week, Rivera's school, Canton Elementary School, will be displaying pink and green ribbons outside the school.
Wear a black ribbon
A Twitter group is requesting people wear a black ribbon today through Friday in honor of Jorelys Rivera.
A Facebook event was started asking people to leave their porch lights on Monday night when Rivera was found.
This list will be updated as more events are scheduled. If you know of something going on in memory of Jorelys Rivera, add it in the comments.
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