Support for Oscar’s Family

$2,670 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 6 days
Created June 10, 2019
Noodle Decatur
On Sunday morning, Noodle Decatur lost one of our longtime cooks, Oscar Mateo, to gun violence.

The servers are the face of the restaurant, but Oscar was truly the heart. You didn’t see him out in the dining room, but you could taste the love and care he put into every dish that he cooked - seriously, he made the best fried rice you’ve ever had. Oscar was always ready with a smile, a joke, a delicious meal, and a helping hand. He was our numero uno.

While this is a shocking and heartbreaking loss for the restaurant and his coworkers who loved him dearly, it is even more devastating for Oscar’s family in Guatemala, whom he supported. He leaves behind a wife and five children who now don’t have a means to support themselves. Oscar’s Noodle family is stepping up to help and we hope that others will too.

Any donations will be given to Oscar’s brother to help with final expenses. Anything left over will be sent to Oscar’s wife and children. As the GM of Noodle and Oscar’s coworker of seven years, I, Parker Hilley, will be handling the disbursements of funds to the appropriate parties. Donations will be withdrawn into my account and I will be writing a check to Oscar’s brother.

RIP Diablo Guapo. You were a real one.
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We’re happy to report that Oscar will be sent home to Guatemala to be laid to rest in his family plot next week. I’ve spoken with his sister-in-law and she is touched by the generosity of everyone who has donated.

We’re working to secure a matching grant with the Giving Kitchen, which will match donations up to $2500. We’re currently sitting at $12 under this $2500 goal.

Oscar’s Noodle family would also like to thank those who have expressed their condolences to us in person. We’re all getting through this one day at a time and we appreciate the love and support we’ve been shown during this difficult time.
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We reached our initial goal in less than 24 hours! We’d like to send Oscar’s family as much as we can, so we’ve set our new goal at $2000. Thank you for your support!
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$2,670 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 6 days
Created June 10, 2019
Noodle Decatur
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