Background: Heather Alvarado is one of the 58 victims of the Route 91 shooting in Las Vegas. She was there with family, including her teenage daughter. Heather leaves behind 3 children and her husband, Albert.
The cold, hard realities of life after senseless loss....
Albert has to return to his firefighting job in a couple weeks due to financial reasons, unsure what will happen with his 3 motherless children.
Their oldest was with Heather at the concert and due to the trauma is now in homeschool. The youngest is also homeschooled due to health reasons. Their middle son is the only one that is going to school and sporadically.
Heather ran an in home daycare/preschool so she could stay home due to her youngest having health issues. Before the youngest would end up regularly in the ER when he was exposed to the germs in public school/daycare.
Albert and family are looking at approximately a $36,000 per year income loss.
Heather had NO life insurance.
Two GoFundMe accounts were set up in their honor, one was fake and the money was stolen. The other resulted in a total of just under $30,000 collected, pre GFM fees. That money was used to pay off debts in Heathers name.
Nevada gave them $5000 towards the funeral and Zappos covered the difference.
There are no other payments/gifts anticipated.
This family is in need. Not only is Albert trying to figure out how to cope with the loss of his best friend, his wife and children’s mother but now how he will financially be able to give the children the life him and Heather had always planned for them.
This goal would allow Albert to continue to care for his children the best he can – by being with them and supporting them in their trauma. Albert is a great father, a firefighter, and an all around good guy. Him and I both thank you in advance.
Some additional information:
I am a friend of Alberts and was also at the concert. He and his family live in my community in Southern Utah.
This money will be used to pay his mortgage and other household expenses.
Withdrawals will be made by Albert and to his personal bank account, I simply just set it up.