Gifts that came in since I wrote last have taken us over the top and we reached our $3,000 goal plus more! In total, we have raised $4,055.25 so far. YOU are incredibly caring and generous. Juvenal’s family thanks you from the bottom of their hearts.
The family tells me that Juvenal’s body will be sent to Mexico City where he will be greeted by family members who will escort the casket home to Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, in a traditional funeral procession. Most of California’s governmental offices are closed, so it is a slower process than normal to get the paperwork approved for his exit and transport.
The first group of donors is listed HERE. Another BIG thanks to you!
And more thanks to those below who made gifts in the last few days:
Martin Ted Nelson
Mary Anne Shaw
Read about Juvenal Gutierrez Alavez from Teotitlan del Valle and why we are raising funds to send his body home from Los Angeles for a proper funeral in Teotitlan del Valle. Juvenal, a healthy man in his mid-50’s, died from Covid-19 alone in a San Diego hospital.
What Friends Say …
“Our hearts are grieving for all those who loved this beautiful and generous man. Thanks for coordinating this, Norma. Abrazos fuertes!”
“My heart goes out to the family. These are cruel enough times but being in a foreign country and isolated, he didn’t even have the comfort of his family with him. “
“It felt so good to help, especially in these challenging times … incredibly glad to help. And thanks for organizing this effort on behalf of Juvenal and his family!”
“I want to help bring Juvenal home.”
“Much love and respect to all his family.”
“Rest in Peace in your home, Teotitlan del Valle, Juvenal.”
“I am so very sorry to hear about Juvenal. Tragic! Too many good people lost to this pandemic.”
“So perfect! Thank you, thank you!”
“Bless you for helping this beautiful family cope with their tragic loss. Please keep us posted about Juvenal’s homecoming.”
“Sad times. My deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Juvenal.”