Help us bury my son Melkin

My son Melkin was 25 years old, a hard worker, a good father, and a good son.  We came to the U.S. when he was 13-years old, and he had DACA, played football, and worked in roofing.  My son leaves behind his wife and two beautiful children.

Yesterday, while traveling through the country on the #TPSJourney4Justice, we received the terrible news that my son passed away in a car accident.

Please help us cover funeral and burial costs for our son.


Message from the TPS Journey for Justice:

Ismael Rivera is our brother in the fight for TPS families.  In the last few weeks, we have traveled across the country together, in the fight for our families to stay together.  It is a deep pain to see our brother lose his son.  In this difficult time, we are standing strong with Isamel and with his family.

Please join us in helping Ismael bury his son.

Our fight goes on, and we will continue to fight hand in hand.  Join us in the fight for immigrant families, and honor the memory of Melkin Ismael Rivera.



  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Amanda Bergson-Shilcock 
    • $10 
    • 36 mos
  • Llami Allen 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
  • Sheila Osterhaus 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
  • Jeanne Schuler 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
See all


Isamel Rivera 
Omaha, NE
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more