HaroldJose Rivera

First, thank you for all your posts of sympathy since the shooting death of our beloved 23-year-old friend, Harold Jose Rivera. I am starting this GoFundMe account because Harold Jose's family does not have the means to travel from Nicaragua to Guatemala City, Guatemala to identify, claim and bring him home for a funeral. There is an urgently about our effort because Harold Jose's family has only three days of the five-day limit (as of August 10) remaining that Guatemala allows to claim a body.  Harold Jose was killed by robbers on a bus in Guatemala as he tried to protect his girlfriend. He died on a Guatemala City street from a gunshot wound to his heart. Both of Harold Jose's parents died during his early childhood, leaving five children that were raised in an orphanage. None were adopted by the same family. His siblings, whom he infrequently saw, live in three countries of Central America and in the state of Georgia.  We tried to treat Harold Jose as part of our family and loved him as if he were.  Harold's killer had an easy target. People who knew him have described my friend as having a "large and caring heart." One of Harold Jose's sisters, who lives in Nicaragua, will travel by bus to Guatemala to view  and identify his body. She will bring her brother's body home in the baggage compartment of the bus that brings her back to Managua.  She chose the 12-hour bus ride because the transportation costs are less expensive and she perfers not to fly. Please help me  raise the money to bury our friend.  We need $3,000 to pay for the preparation, bus transportation and the funeral. Harold Jose once told his sister in Georgia he wanted to be buried beside his mother, in the hilly landscape near Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Thank you.

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  • Alan and Judy Kerr 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Edwin Epps 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Andrew Molinaro 
    • $25 
    • 42 mos
  • Oma & Grandpa Corbin 
    • $25 
    • 42 mos
  • Pamela Graham 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer

Gary Henderson 
Organizer
Rock Hill, SC
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