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Help Young Family Victimized by Terrorist Attack

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On March 15th 2019 (New Zealand time), my friend Alta was cooking in her kitchen, in their new place when she got a call from her husband, Jul. It wasn't clear until the second call, minutes later, that there had been an attack of some kind at Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, where he had just gone with their toddler for Friday prayers. Jul was shot in multiple places on his body while sheilding his son from the gunfire. He has a drain in his lung, and extensive damage elsewhere. He survived, but is still in poor condition and will require more surgery. Alta was reunited with her 2 1/2 year old baby, Averroes, after hours of searching for information. He has a gunshot wound to his leg and backside and is currently in surgery. He is traumatized from this tragic event, but Alta has so much gratitude for their survival. This young family recently relocated from Indonesia, which is Jul's homeland. Jul is a talented, hardworking artist. Alta is an American who has lived in Indonesia for many years and had a dream to settle in New Zealand with her family. She has been doing freelance work online to make ends meet and help transition from Indonesia to New Zealand. I am asking for your support for this family who is now reeling from this insidious attack. Alta will now have to cease much of her work while she cares for her husband and son. Since they are new to the area, they have no family and friends near them for emotional or financial support. The picture shown is a recent one taken on such a happy day and they felt at peace in NZ. Please help alleviate their financial stress as they heal from this nightmare. The money will be used for uncovered medical and household expenses while the couple restabilizes, and to alleviate the financial stress until Alta and Jul can work again. All donations will go directly to the family and Alta Sacra is the direct beneficiary. I, Jodi Puhalla, from the US(friend of the family) serve only as the campaign organizer. Let's help restore their peace and counteract this horrible act of violence.


  • Terry Stutzman
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Jodi Puhalla
Elk River, MN
Alta Sacra

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