Victims’ Rights Foundation

March 2, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

With Anti-Asian Hate Crimes on Rise in U.S., Local Organization Launches Fund to Help

Hate crimes against Asian Americans have risen sharply nationwide since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Some advocacy groups say attacks spiked after then President Donald Trump used the term “China virus” to refer to COVID. More than 2,000 incidents of violence, harassment, discrimination, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been reported in the […]

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June 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Victims’ Rights Foundation Responds to Racial Vandalism at Walt Whitman High School

Three teens are facing charges for racially-themed vandalism at Walter Whitman High School. Montgomery County Police say a 17-year-old male has been charged as a juvenile for two counts of destruction of property. The second 17-year-old male has been charged as a juvenile with conspiracy to commit destruction of property, while the third, 18-year-old Jake Foster […]

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June 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Greg Wims Honored for 50 Years of Volunteer Service

On Sunday June 3, close to 200 people attended a celebration honoring Greg Wims for 50 years of volunteer service. Wims has clocked close to 39 thousand volunteer hours and served on over 40 non-profit boards during the five decades. U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett both presented proclamations to […]

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May 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Victims’ Rights Foundation Establishes Hero’s Fund for Families (VIDEO)

The Victims’ Rights Foundation is raising money for the victims and their families following the shootings in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties on May 5th and May 6th. Victims’ Rights Foundation President Gregory Wims said his organization has set up a Hero’s Fund that will be equally divided between all six families. Find out more […]

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December 23, 2014 | Krista Brick

Father of Missing Hoggle Children Still Searching (PHOTOS)

Troy Turner is decorating his house for Christmas, but this time the only presents under the tree will be for his oldest son. Daughter Sarah (4)  and 2-year-old son Jacob are still missing, last seen in September with their mother Catherine Hoggle who is being treated at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center for mental illness. […]

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December 19, 2014 | Krista Brick

Hoggle Search Fund Out of Money

A fund set up to help in the search for the missing Hoggle children has run out of money and the family is asking the community to replenish it. The amount originally in the  account was about $3,000, according to the Hoggle family. The goal now is to raise another $10,000. The money was used to help print […]

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November 26, 2014 | Krista Brick

Fund for Hoggle Search Growing Slowly

The Victims’ Rights Foundation fund to help find the missing Hoggle toddlers has reached $1,535. The foundation launched the fund with $1,000, according to Gregory Wims, founder of the nonprofit. The money is slated to reward those who help with information on the whereabouts of Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, missing since early September. Donations can […]

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November 14, 2014 | Krista Brick

New Reward in Search for Missing Hoggle Children (VIDEO)

There’s a new reward launched by a local nonprofit and a new push from Montgomery County Police in the search for Sarah and Jacob Hoggle missing for nearly two months. MyMCMedia’s Krista Brick reports.

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November 13, 2014 | Krista Brick

New Reward Offered in Hoggle Case (VIDEO)

Standing at a playground in Clarksburg where he often played with son Jacob and daughter Sarah before they disappeared in early September,  Troy Turner met with members of the media to announce a partnership with the Victims’ Rights Foundation to create a reward fund for the return of his missing kids. The Hoggle toddlers were […]

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August 1, 2012 | Staff Writer

Greg Wims On Victims’ Rights Foundation

Montgomery Week In Review host Don Mooers talks with Greg Wims of the Victims’ Rights Foundation about how the 2002 “sniper shootings” in Montgomery County impacted the growth and development of the Victims Rights Foundation which has now expanded into several other countries.

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