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Help Fruit Vendor Injured in Hit and Run

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This GoFund Me account is to raise funds for the medical costs of Marlen Benitez Munoz, who is currently in the hospital in critical condition in a comma after being injured in a hit a run. We are also trying to raise money to support her four children who are in need of money to keep food and roof over their heads.  

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Marlen was selling fruits out of her fruit stand when she was hit by a car. The suspect involved then attempted to flee the scene, but was then apprehended by authorities. Her family has reason to believe that the attack was a premeditated act of racism. 

We will be posting daily here to keep everyone informed. PLEASE DONATE and SHARE WIDELY to help Marlen. 

If you have information about the incident, please contact the police department of San Bernadino. 



Esta cuenta de GoFund Me es para recaudar fondos para los constos medicos de Marlen, quien se encuentra en condicion critica en estado de coma despues de ser atropeyada. Tambien estamos recaudando fondos para apoyar a sus cuatro hijos que nessitan ayuda para sobrevivir. 

El Martes, 13 de octubre, 2020 Marlen estaba vendiendo fruitas en su puesto cuando fue atropellada. El sujeto envulvuelto despues trato de huir la escena, pero despues fue aprendido por las autoridades. La familia de Marlen tiene razon para creer que este fue un ataque premeditado de racism. 

Estaremos poniendo mas informacion en esta pagina para mantener todos al tanto. Porfavor dona y comporate para ayudar a Marlen. 

Si tienen infomarcion hacerca del incidente por favor contactar al departamento de policia the San Bernadino.

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Who you are and where you’re from

- My name is Angel Mendez-Flores and I'm a close friend of Marlen's family. My parents and Marlen's parents have known each other for years as they are all street vendors. I personally know Marlen, her mother, father, and sister. 

Your relationship or contact to the intended recipients of your fundraiser's donations. If you've added a beneficiary to withdraw, be sure their name and relationship are shared on the fundraiser.

- I'm close friends with the parents of Marlen. They will be the ones to receive the full amount so they can spend it on medical bills as well as to keep Marlen's four children taken care of. 

A clear explanation of how the donations will be spent

- The funds will be used to pay for any medical bills, including but not limited to recovery, and to help her kids survive. 
Your plan for delivering the fundraiser's donations to the intended recipient(s)

- I will be delivering a check to the family with the full amount raised. 


Angel Mendez-Flores
Los Angeles, CA

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