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Trayvon Martin’s Mom Gets 8 Months Donated Vacation Time

Miami-Dade County employees donated more than $40,000 of vacation time, according to reports

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    Trayvon Martin’s mother will be able to take about eight months paid vacation after a generous donation by her fellow Miami-Dade County employees, according to reports.

    Sybrina Fulton, a 23-year veteran of the Miami-Dade County housing authority, received $40,825 of donated vacation time, The Miami Herald reported.

    The donations came after the county commission approved a resolution authorizing employees to donate their vacation time to Fulton or Yolanda Knight Evans, Trayvon’s aunt and a customer-service representative, the newspaper said.

    According to records, 192 employees donated their hours to Fulton and 70 employees donated to Evans.

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    The money is in addition to the $100,000 raised at rallies and online that the family plans to use to form a criminal justice advocacy foundation in Martin’s name.

    George Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Martin, also raised more than $200,000 on a website to pay for his legal defense, according to his attorney.