Jorelys Rivera: What You Can Do Now

Vigils, memorials and funds are being set up for the slain girl.

Viewing and Funeral

According to , 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 . Rivera's remains will be flown to Puerto Rico for burial after a private service for family members, WSB-TV reported Tuesday night.

Candlelight Vigils


There will be just one vigil for 7-year-old  as of right now. It will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at .

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.

Memorial Fund

Jorelys' mother's employer, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, has created a memorial fund to help the family. Anyone who wants to donate can contact  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 .

Pink and green ribbons

Later this week, Rivera's 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. 

Leave the Lights On

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 , add it in the comments. 

For continuing coverage on this situation, .

Zelma Estrada December 08, 2011 at 02:49 AM
I showed up for the candlelight vigil scheduled for tonight at Heritage Park but nothing was going on there! Other people were driving around the parking lot looking for the vigil. What happened??!
Lindsey Davidson December 08, 2011 at 10:43 AM
Zelma, the vigil was changed yesterday to just one on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Heritage Park. But, be advised, there will also be the public viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, so the vigil could change again. Information on the vigil is being continually updated on its Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/146347572134229/.
Tina Ryan December 08, 2011 at 03:29 PM
We will be meeting in front of the park at 6 due to the rain we have been requested not to gather on the grounds (sidewalks in the park only please), First the town will be speaking to the people. Then a march will start at 7:30 through town square to Darby's funeral home where the candles will be lit and once we walk back to the stage 8:30 pink balloons will be released in her honor. I want to personally thank everyone that has stepped up and helped this become a reality. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Also buses are arranged to accommodate the growing amount of cars at the Home depot on Riverstone Parkway. Please try to park here and take the bus. They are running continuously throughout the event. Updates on when the bus starts will be on the site
Lindsey Davidson December 08, 2011 at 04:42 PM
Thank you for the updates, Tina! This is really helpful.
Tina Ryan December 08, 2011 at 05:33 PM
Of course! We are doing all we can to keep people informed. Thank you for helping to spread the word.


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