I do not know how to thank each and everyone of you who have read the Finney family story and came to support them. Collectively you will not only bury Ms. Finney, you will also help them achieve their goals through support for some time. You really are angels on earth.
I have read each and every thought on this page and you have all touched me deeply. You have further supported my belief that mankind is inherently good and supportive of their fellow human beings and for that I also thank you.
I want to give a special thank you to my boss, Jerry Halamuda for supporting this journey and allowing me the time to make this happen. You are The Hammer boss!
The service is scheduled for Friday, May 23rd. On that day please remember how wonderful your giving spirit has been and recognize what YOU have done for a grieving family.
For those who the story is just reaching who have come here to help after we have closed, please stay in the giving mode. Please search this site for a cause that touches your heart. There are many.
On behalf of myself and the three Finney siblings I send you our thanks, gratitude and love.
The morning after Mother's Day I walked outside to find two Mother's Day balloons with three notes attached resting in my yard. I brought them inside and took the attached pictures as I knew that these had to be letters to heaven.
I felt very intrusive but felt the need to find out where they had come from. Before I revealed the letters I googled how far two mylar balloons could travel in a day. It varied of course, but I did find someone that said they set one loose and it was discovered over 600 miles away.
After reading the letters I knew I had my work cut out for me. There were very little clues in the letters as to who this family was or where they were but I knew I had to help. One of the letters told the mother that they did not have the money to bury her.
I brought this project into work with me today and our leader "The Hammer" told me to do my thing in finding this family. Gotta love the internet! I did find information and spoke to the funeral home. The balloon message either came north from Escondido (35 miles) or south from Moreno Valley (36 miles), either way it landed in my yard for a reason - I have generous friends, coworkers and family.
This Mother passed away on May 5, 2014 at the age of 42 and her daughters are trying to find the money to bury her. No family should ever be in this position.
Please help us reach our goal of helping these three kids give their mother a proper burial where they can honor her for the life they shared.