Gonzalez Family Relief Fund

$19,720 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 329 people in 28 months
Adriana Oropeza-Gamez
on behalf of Maria E Oropeza
 HAYWARD, CA
Often times bad things happen to good people. On the morning of November 15, 2016, a horrific thing happened to my aunt's wonderful family. My aunt, her 3 boys, and her late husband lived in a modest home in Stockton, California. They were never wealthy, but they are rich in their love for one another. This morning, their family (and mine) was torn apart by a devastating and horrific accident. While attempting to fix the home's water heater, Jaime, the father of 3 young boys and the adoring husband of my aunt, suffered 3rd degree burns to 100 percent of his body when the water heater exploded. His son, my young cousin, witnessed these events unfold and watched as his father was rushed to the hospital. Jaime passed away shortly afterwards, leaving behind his young family. Not only did my aunt and cousins lose their father, they also lost their childhood home and everything in it. My aunt is a strong and independent woman, but even she can't do this alone. In a world filled with darkness, I am hopefull that God's light will shine brightly on them, and the generosity of those who are reading this will help rebuild my family's life. Please, donate anything you can to help my aunt and her 3 boys rebuild their home, and move on with their lives.

In order to keep this campaign completely transparent, I would like you all to know the beneficiary of the campaign is Maria Oropeza, who is my aunt --- the one I mention above. If there are any questions or concerns, please comment via this page. She is also able to see your messages/comments. 

Thank you and God bless.
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Greetings Everyone,

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Thank you for all your help these last days and thank you to all who attended the services yesterday. I am in the process of transferring your donations to my aunt and her family.
They are extremely grateful and also want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. God bless all of you!
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Greetings Everyone,

Thank you so much for your support, but we're still short on our goal. Remember, the holidays are coming up and we're trying our best to make this holiday season a joyful occasion despite this tragedy. Please continue to share this page.

The family would like to invite you to Jaime's funeral services. It will be taking place on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 12 PM at San Linus Catholic Church 2620 South B St., Stockton, CA 95206.
Burial services will follow at 719 E. Harding Way, Stockton, CA 95204.

Thank you.


Saludos a todos,

Les quiero recordar que aun estamos recaudando fondos para los gastos de la familia y aparte para poder comprar lo necesario para que la familia pueda volver a reconstruir su vida. Tambien les recuerdo que ya se acercan las fiestas navideñas y queremos que la familia Gonzalez la pueda pasar bien aunque haya sucedido esta tragedia. Por favor compartan esta pagina con sus conocidos.

Para todas las personas que gusten acompañar a la familia Gonzalez Gamez a los servicios funebres, estos seran el Miercoles 23 de Noviembre en la Iglesia Catolica de San Linus 2620 S. B St., Stockton, CA 95206 de 12 PM - 1 PM. Aqui se hara el rosario y enseguida se ofrecera la misa de cuerpo presente.

El entierro sera despues de la misa en 719 E. Harding Way Stockton, CA 95204.

Gracias.
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Greetings Everyone!

My aunt and three boys, Jaime, Daniel, and Gabriel all want to THANK YOU so much for your contribution, whether you shared or donated. They are so grateful to be part of a community that is 100% supportive during this difficult time. My aunt says she would have never imagined there were so many people out there who would be willing to help her (in many cases a complete stranger) out. She is overwhelmed by the kindness of her community and wishes you all the best.

If you haven't "shared", please do so. My aunt and her sons will appreciate it.

God bless you all!
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Thank you, all! We've been able to raise over $6,000 in less than 48 hours! The Gonzalez family and I are overwhelmed with the mount of people who have donated. We are so eternally grateful for all your kind words and help via a donation or a "share" on your page.

Keep sharing please!

We just found out funeral costs alone are going to be more than $10,000.

We're almost there on that, but we also need more help in order to buy essentials (like clothes, shoes, etc.), and finding my aunt and her three boys a new place to live since their home is now uninhabitable, which means they'll be needing furniture as well.

We appreciate all your help in this time of need. I'll keep you all updated.

God bless you!
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Judith Del Nero
28 months ago

We have a round oak table and 6 country kitchen chairs , free

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Cynthia Araiza
28 months ago

I'm so sorry for the departing of a good man and a good friend Jaime Gonzalez he left to soon, is there any information on his services and his funeral, I would like to attend and pay my respects to a good friend. Thanks in advance and may God bless you all.

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Juana Flores
28 months ago

Siento mucho la perdida de el jefe de familia Dios los Bendiga

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$19,720 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 329 people in 28 months
Created November 16, 2016
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Thinking of you and your family in these difficult times.

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Pamela Clark
27 months ago
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Stories of your faith and love for each other are inspiring. Praying for your strength and happiness.

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Josh Clark
27 months ago
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Condolences to his family and best of luck to him in school!

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28 months ago
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Judith Del Nero
28 months ago

We have a round oak table and 6 country kitchen chairs , free

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Cynthia Araiza
28 months ago

I'm so sorry for the departing of a good man and a good friend Jaime Gonzalez he left to soon, is there any information on his services and his funeral, I would like to attend and pay my respects to a good friend. Thanks in advance and may God bless you all.

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Juana Flores
28 months ago

Siento mucho la perdida de el jefe de familia Dios los Bendiga

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