Logos Public Charter School in Medford will hold a garage sale this weekend to support the children of murdered Sams Valley mother Tammy Raye Hicks. The children all have been students at the charter school.
“We told them we would have this estate sale over at our place,” said Sheryl Zimmerer, the school’s executive director. “It was to help out the family as well as our teachers who want to do something out of this senseless tragedy.”
The sale will feature items left over from a July estate sale that also raised money for the four minor children, as well as items collected from Logos employees, families and others. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4, at Logos Public Charter School, 400 Earhart St., Medford.
Items will not be marked by price, but attendees are encouraged to make donations in the amount they decide, Zimmerer said.
Zimmerer said Tammy Hicks spent a lot of time at the school while her children, who are ages 10 through 16, took classes. Logos’ model is to collaborate with parents as they home-school their children; as a result, teachers would frequently visit the house where she and the children lived to check in on their progress.
“(Tammy) was just incredibly loving, kind,” Zimmerer said. “I don’t know the word. She just was very dedicated to her kids and her kids’ education and was heavily involved in every decision that was made around her children.”
Hicks, 49, was killed June 30, allegedly by her estranged husband, Kevin Hicks, Sr., who is facing charges of murder, first-degree arson and second-degree corpse abuse for allegedly strangling Tammy Hicks and burning her body in a trailer near his residence.
A GoFundMe campaign set up shortly after her death said in its description that the separated couple’s four children “were left with no real assets to assist them and are in tremendous need.”
As of Tuesday, 312 people had donated $29,271 of a $50,000 goal in 29 days (www.gofundme.com/tragic-events-orphan-four-children).
A Tammy Hicks Memorial Fund has also been established at Rogue Credit Union.
Zimmerer said that the children, who are living with their grandparents, will likely be enrolled in Central Point School District.
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