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USMisidentified Covington Catholic student helps raise $21K for refuge: 'I'm going to be optimistic'

23:05  11 february  2019
23:05  11 february  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Doxxed Covington Catholic senior helped raise $ 21 K for nonprofit refuge : ' I ' m going to be optimistic '. Around the time of the Saturday matrimony, social media users began posting that Hodge aspired to be a chef and had applied to Cincinnati State, using information from school and

Covington Catholic High School (abbreviated CCH or CovCath) is a private, all-male high school in Park Hills, Kentucky, United States.

Misidentified Covington Catholic student helps raise $21K for refuge: 'I'm going to be optimistic'© Provided by Gannett Co., Inc. Michael Hodge, who was doxxed after his Covington Catholic classmates chanted around Native Americans, helped raise $21,000 for a Catholic nonprofit.

CINCINNATI – Strangers identified a Covington Catholic senior's dream and mobilized to dismantle it.

Michael Hodge had applied to Cincinnati State, drawn to the school's culinary arts program. A mob, angered by videos showing Hodge's classmates chanting around a group of Native Americans on the National Mall, found a scapegoat in Hodge.

"It was crazy to see all the people, you know, so quick to judge," Hodge, 18, told The Cincinnati Enquirer. Hodge was 500 miles away when his classmates joined the March for Life event in Washington and afterward encountered Native Americans and a reported hate group. Hodge had remained in the Cincinnati area for his older brother's wedding. But he was mistakenly identified as another Covington Catholic student, Nick Sandmann.

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Around the time of the Jan. 19 wedding, social media users began posting that Hodge aspired to be a chef and had applied to Cincinnati State, using information from school and community magazines.

Hundreds sent "hurtful things and threats" to Hodge, he said, and dozens more made harassing calls to his mother, some lobbing gender-based invective.

Misidentified Covington Catholic student helps raise $21K for refuge: 'I'm going to be optimistic'© Cindy Carris The Hodge family presented a check to Cindy Carris (third from left) and the Mary Rose Mission on Friday. The Hodges are pictured, from left to right, are: Andrew, Pamela, Michael, Alex and John.

The vitriol felt unrelenting.

Police officers escorted Hodge to school those first few days back. His mother, Pamela Hodge, feared for his safety.

What the strangers didn't know: Hodge's passion for the culinary arts had led him last summer to prepare and serve meals to food-insecure individuals at Mary Rose Mission, a Catholic nonprofit in Florence, Kentucky.

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And about six years earlier, Hodge's father, John Hodge, had offered engineering and architectural advice and a free inspection through his company, Century Construction Inc., to Mary Rose during the renovation of a 100-year old structure.

The nonprofit at first relied solely on volunteers for the project.

"They (John Hodge's company) always answered," said Cindy Carris, the executive director of Mary Rose. "A lot of people at that time knew it was me and they would go dark."

But last month the family sifted through hundreds of hateful messages, unable emotionally to read them all. Michael Hodge deleted his Facebook account. Century Construction was targeted in the doxing. According to Merriam-Webster, dox is "to publicly identify or publish private information about (someone) especially as a form of punishment or revenge."

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Of course, a true optimist wouldn't go looking for a scapegoat—and you do have to acknowledge your contribution to a problem if you want to make it better. But it helps to recognize that you're not the problem, even if your behavior could use some tweaking.

"We were in such a bad spot, so negative for so long," said John Hodge. "My wife said, 'What can we do to change this? Make some good out of this?' "

They mulled creating a fundraiser for Mary Rose, to channel the attention away from hate. They feared it would create more unwanted attention, but ultimately decided to go through with it.

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With donations made by check and through GoFundMe, the family raised more than $20,000. The Hodges made a $250 anonymous donation themselves and later donated $600 more to offset a GoFundMe service fee.

On Friday, the family presented a $21,170 check to Carris and Mary Rose.

Carris said the money probably will help defray costs associated with purchasing a new facility to serve as a temporary refuge for people in need.

The refuge would offer warm beds and opportunities, Carris said.

"A lot of times, the fear is just trying to survive day-by-day," Carris said. "To make yourself better and get out of it is too much of a reach."

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Phillips said the incident started as the Covington Catholic students were observing a group of Black Hebrew Israelites talk, and started to get upset However, I ' m not going to again remove the material at this time, although others may wish to and IMO should. Let's see if we can get consensus to include

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That's where the refuge would help, linking people to support organizations. Establishing it has been Carris' longtime vision.

"This transpired so quickly, and it's just been a whirlwind of joy," Carris said.

Michael Hodge said Cincinnati State officials assured him that the misidentification won't affect his application. He's awaiting a response and applying for scholarships.

He said the atmosphere at Covington Catholic has mostly returned to normal.

"I'm going to be optimistic," he said. "Just with anything, good can come out of it."

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Jan. 22: Activist Nathan Phillips now says he will meet with Covington Catholic students

Jan. 22: Analysis: Breaking down the full video with Covington Catholic students

Jan. 20: Native American veteran: 'Mob mentality' in students seen in viral video was 'scary'

Jan. 20: Covington Catholic could expel students who taunted Native American man in viral video

Jan. 20: Fuller video casts new light on Covington Catholic students' encounter with Native American elder

Jan. 19: 'Blatant racism': Ky. high school apologizes following backlash after video shows students surrounding indigenous marchers

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Misidentified Covington Catholic student helps raise $21K for refuge: 'I'm going to be optimistic'

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