On Sunday afternoon, April 2, an Amber Alert was issued for the Charlotte area for 11-year-old, Arieyana Forney. The community became aware that she had been taken from her home after her grandparents, who were her guardians, had been the victims of a double homicide. Several hours later, Arieyana was found safely in Washington D.C. after having been kidnapped.
Arieyana was brought back to Charlotte with an immediate need for a family to live with. She is a 6th grader at Hickory Grove Christian School in Charlotte, NC where she expressed the desire to continue to go to school. She is now back in school and living with a foster family that is connected to the church and school.
Our goal is to raise the support for Arieyana’s immediate needs and to provide a foundation for her long-term needs. Arieyana is starting over from scratch.