An online fund created by a friend and classmate of Nohemi Gonzalez, the UCal-Long Beach student killed last Friday in Paris, is raising money to help defray costs for Gonzalez’s funeral and support her family. The Mexican American Gonzalez was identified as the first American to be killed during the November 13 attacks. Latino Rebels has confirmed that the Gonzalez family is aware of the fund, started by Peter Sardo, who said he knew Gonzalez, according to the fund’s page.
As of this posting, the fund has already received 118 donations in 1 day, and has raised a total of $5,582. News of the fund is beginning to spread via social media, so we expect that amount to keep increasing.
The fund’s page states the following:
About This Cause
Nohemi Gonzalez was a sweet, generous and upbeat soul that the world has lost due to the terrorist attacks in Paris. As a friend and a classmate I feel a hole in my heart from this tragedy, but I cannot even imagine the pain that her family must be experiencing from these devastating events. Beyond our prayers and sympathetic words my family would like to try and help Nohemi’s loved ones in this time of unimaginable sadness.
Please help ease the burden of the funeral costs or help give Nohemi’s family a helping start in doing something special in her name by contributing to this fund. We all feel completely helpless, as we cannot take away the pain that losing a child brings, but we can help with the financial burden and help her memory live on.