Impacting the Orlando Rivera Family

$97,414 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 773 people in 2 months
Created May 28, 2018
Few people have had the worldwide impact for Christ that Orlando and Nancy Rivera have had. As a pastor, speaker, teacher, entrepreneur, leader, mentor, community organizer and developer, and family member, Orlando and Nancy have personally poured their hearts and souls into people from Egypt to Costa Rica to Nigeria to urban centers across the United States.

Orlando and Nancy were married for 28 years.  After trying to grow their family biologically and being told they could not, Nancy and Orlando adopted seven children (Ask around to learn more about this remarkable story!).  Then came three biological children, the youngest of whom is five.  Their ministry impact has been felt through Northland Church; the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative; various initiatives within the Holden Heights neighborhood of Orlando; the Hub University Church; Nyack College; Mount Vernon Alliance Church; Paterson Habitat for Humanity; and countless other ministries around the world.  They longed to see people groups and individuals come to know Jesus Christ--and many have because of their ministry.

On the early morning of Monday, May 28, Orlando was struck by a driver going the wrong-way on a major interstate in Florida.  He died instantly.  This comes as a great shock to thousands of us who have been impacted by Orlando’s ministry and leaves a great void on this earth.

Nancy, Jaq, Ashley, Meena, Breshia, James, Jermaine, Jamie, Enoch, Ezra, and Josiah are left in about the most challenging position imaginable. 

How You Can Help
The Rivera family needs as many prayers and as much emotional support as possible right now!  They are grateful for each and every prayer that you can offer on their behalf. 

In addition, there are significant financial expenses about to hit the family, including the funeral, but also basic living costs with the loss of their family's primary income.  Your financial gifts will ease the monetary burden caused by this tragedy, both now and into the future!  We would like to raise $100,000 to help Nancy navigate the challenging financial waters ahead.  They have impacted so many of us around the world—would you please consider impacting them as well?

Thank You!
Thank you for considering an investment in the future of the Rivera family!  If you’d like to invest, would you also please consider sharing this page on social media, or e-mailing the link to others who know the Riveras or might be interested in helping Nancy?

With much appreciation,

Friends of the Rivera family
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Wow, wow and wow! Over the past two months, more than 770 of Orlando and Nancy Rivera's friends, family and strangers from around the world have given more than $96,000 to help ease the financial burden at this incredibly challenging time.

Thank you for being part of a campaign that was trending, featured in several news outlets, and created a platform for people to share their memories and help in a tangible way!

Orlando's birthday would have been tomorrow (Friday, August 3). Please pray for those who loved him on this extra difficult day!

A book of memories is being developed and will be given to Nancy in the near future. If you have any stories or memories of Orlando, photos, advice he gave you, etc., please send it to orlandoriveralegacy@gmail.com soon.

Thanks again for loving on the family through your gifts, prayers and encouragement.
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Wow, many thanks for being a part of this special campaign! For me (Chris), it's been a real blessing to be able to read all of the comments that you've been submitting along with your contributions. What transformation that Orlando and Nancy have brought to so many people!

Just a quick update on this campaign. I've been working with professionals to determine the best course of action for the funds from the campaign. We want your gifts to have the maximum impact possible! Because of this, the campaign has been temporarily paused from receiving contributions. I expect that we'll be able to finalize things in the next few weeks and the campaign will again receive contributions in mid-July. Please let me know if you have any questions or check out TrueNorthFoundation.org for an alternative way to give in the meantime.
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For all of you in the New York/New Jersey area, there will be a service for Orlando tomorrow (Saturday, June 9) at 10 a.m. at Iglesia La Gran Comision. Location is 53 Marshall St., Paterson, NJ. The family is requesting that those in attendance wear bright colors. Please help spread the word as I know the family would appreciate seeing so many of Orlando and Nancy's friends, family, colleagues, students, etc.!

Thanks to all for your encouragement to the Rivera family at this time.
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Just a reminder that Orlando's service is at 4 p.m. at Northland Church (530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, Florida) and online ( http://northlandchurch.net/worship). As you are able, please come out to celebrate the incredible life of Orlando Rivera.

The GoFundMe campaign is still going strong with more than $64,000 raised toward our $100,000 goal! Several churches will be encouraging contributions in their services today, so it'd be great to see a big surge throughout the day! Feel free to share and join in on the fun.
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Raised by 773 people in 2 months
Created May 28, 2018
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