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Help for Claudio - The Tamale LEGEND

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TAMALES TAMALES, JEFE! Pork, Chicken, or cheese?!

If these words don't make you feel some sort of way- do you even live in Chicago? 

Rain, snow, or shine- he's been by our side. He's not just our tamale guy- he's our friend. And he needs our help. This is an industry (and beyond) bat call. Time to show up for the guy that ALWAYS shows up for us. 

I don't know about you- but when life gets back to some kind of normal, I would really like for Claudio and his tamales to be there. Let's make sure that happens, Chicago. This is what our city is all about.

In the name of Salsa Verde we pray. Amen.

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A quick note about me, the fundraiser organizer: Long time friend in the industry who's been trying to lend a hand during this troubling time. I'm in close communication with Claudio and his family. All funds are going directly to them to support them during this time. Happy to answer any questions about it. Just click that "contact the organizer" button!


  • Karen Choi
    • $10 
    • 3 yrs
  • Sarah Lowe
    • $10 
    • 4 yrs
  • Juan Arcos
    • $10 
    • 4 yrs
  • Ann-Marie Rounkle
    • $10 
    • 4 yrs
  • Amy Faust
    • $10 
    • 4 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Marisa Klug-Morataya
Chicago, IL
Claudio Velez

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