Perez Family Support Fund

$65,155 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 441 people in 10 days
Created December 3, 2018
Today our world lost a true community hero.  A great father, husband, brother, son, coach, friend and so much more.   

Santiago, Jr was a giver.  The giver of hugs, help, support, love, tri-tip and wisdom.  He would give help whenever needed.  He always put family first.  Now his family needs our support.   

Mayra, Santiago lll and Bella need our help. Santiago, Jr was a patriarch beyond compare.  His heart was immense and his love for his family was boundless.  He coached both his children in their sports.   Well known by both DPLL and GVGSA as a fair, fun, thoughtful coach that would give his all for his kids.  

Santiago Jr had just attained his dream of co-owning Thomas Towing.  He was a hard worker and good boss.  His legacy will live on. 

We thank you for all you can give to the Perez family now.

This Go Fund Me is set up by the Sluggers Baseball team.   We are part of Santiago's baseball family.  All funds will be sent to the Community West Bank account set up for Mayra, Santiago lll and Bella Perez.   The funds will be used for the funeral, memorial, household expenses for Lil Santi's diabetes medication or care and any other needs that may not be met at this time.

Linda Avina is Mayra's mother and has been selected to handle the withdrawals on the family's behalf.  She is overseeing the deposit of funds to the special account outside of GoFundMe. Again, thank you all for this tremendous outpouring of support.
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Big thanks to all of you that have supported Mayra, Santi and Bella. A week out we are realizing the magnitude of the family needs for the next few months. In addition to the funeral costs we hope these funds can decrease the burden of everyday cost of living for Mayra and the kids while they find their new normal. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Also for any direct donations, please go to Community West Bank and give to the Santiago Perez, Jr Memorial Fund. All donations directly benefit Mayra and the kids.
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We invite you to join us in paying our respect to such an honorable man as he is laid to rest.

Santiago Perez Jr.
9/25/1983 – 12/03/18

Rosary : 12/06/18 (7:00PM)
Our Lady of Sorrows
21 E. Sola St
Santa Barbara, Ca 93101

Mass : 12/07/18 (10:00AM)
Our Lady of Sorrows
21 E. Sola St.
Santa Barbara, Ca 93101

Burial Service: 12/07/18 (following Mass)
Calvary Cemetery
199 N. Hope Avenue
Santa Barbara, Ca 93110

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Please see below for an update from the family.

Although this tragedy has been devastating on us all, we are so very thankful for the support and condolences that have been pouring in. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the donations that have come in thus far for his wife & children and it has not gone unnoticed. Currently, a new donation portal has been set up for who would like to make donations by cash or check. All the proceeds will go immediately to the Perez Family. Thank you again for all the love and support we have received. We wish we could thank all of you individually, but it just not possible at this time as we are sure you all understand.

Donations can be made at Community West Bank locations...


5827 Hollister Ave in Goleta
1691 State St. in Santa Barbara

We thank you again with every piece of our broken hearts
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Raised by 441 people in 10 days
Created December 3, 2018
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